Keynote Recap: Foundation for Public and Private Clouds

By Margaret Harrist

Keynote Focuses on Oracle Public Cloud

Oracle Group Vice President, Product Marketing, Robert Shimp provided an overview of Oracle’s cloud computing strategy and products in a keynote session on Thursday morning. Shimp said the Oracle Public Cloud, launched by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison in a Wednesday keynote is, "a huge milestone for Oracle. We're incredibly excited after many years of working on putting this together."

Shimp explained that there has been a 28% increase in private cloud adoption from 2010 to 2011 among Oracle customers, and a 50% increase in public cloud adoption during that same time. Oracle’s goal, he said, is to provide a comprehensive set of services based on best-of-breed products that include software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and enable customers to easily migrate their applications and data from their datacenter to the Oracle Public Cloud or vice versa.

"Everything Oracle makes touches our cloud stack," Shimp said. He highlighted Oracle Fusion Applications, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Database, Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris, Oracle VM 3.0, and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c. He also reviewed the advantages of Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster—all of which, "offer much better throughput, better price performance, simplified deployment, and lower TCO," he said. Oracle Vice President, Product Management, Amit Zavery provided a deep-dive review of Oracle Public Cloud services, followed by a demo of how to use the Oracle CRM service on Oracle Public Cloud.

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