By John Soat
Larry Ellison announces design goals and new cloud services at Oracle OpenWorld.
Larry Ellison, Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO, told an energized audience on opening night of the Oracle OpenWorld 2015 conference in San Francisco that the move to cloud computing is “a generational shift in computing no less important than our shift to personal computing.” He enumerated six design goals the company is using to help customers with the hard work of cloud implementation—quick to point out that “a list of goals is very different from a list of accomplishments.”
As proof of the company’s progress in cloud development, Ellison announced new services and capabilities:
Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO kicks off Oracle OpenWorld 2015.
Oracle is the only enterprise vendor, other than Microsoft, that offers all three areas of cloud services: software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infractructure as a service (IaaS), Ellison said. All three services are necessary to provide customers with a complete cloud environment that also supports their gradual move—over the next ten to twenty years, Ellison predicted—from on-premises systems to the public cloud. “That’s how we got to where we are today,” Ellison said. And where Oracle is going in the future.
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