In case you missed us in the Demogrounds at Oracle OpenWorld-- or if you were there and would like to take another look -- here are the slides we were presenting last week: Database Consolidation for Private Database Clouds.
I'm thinking to add a voice-over ... once my voice recovers from four days of non-stop discussions, meetings, speaking sessions etc. A few of the questions we answered frequently included:
Q: Is it possible to deploy an Oracle Database Cloud today with Oracle's current technologies and products?
A: Absolutely! Oracle has been developing technologies for several years that support the key features of a cloud environment. Oracle Database 11g is an ideal platform for database clouds.
Q: Are Oracle Engineered Systems required for Oracle Database Clouds?
A: Oracle Database Clouds run best on our Engineered Systems, but can also be deployed on any platform that supports the database, as many customers are doing today.
If you have questions, feel free to post them here and we'll start a dialog.