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Andrew Hornback
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1/30/2013 | 3:30:29 AM
re: Oracle Wants Cloud Cake And Hardware Wins
Maybe if you need to expand more than 25% of the CPU capacity, the system will call your Oracle Sales Engineer for you to let you know that you need to buy more. :)

As to the Oracle PlatinumPlus program - I tend to recall IBM doing that with our ES/9000 back when I was in college (20 some years ago). Not sure if it was included in the cost of the contract or not, but it's not exactly a new idea.

Looks to me like Oracle's simply trying to manufacture new revenue streams and slap the cloud label on it so that it'll sell at the C-level - because everyone needs their own private cloud...

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FritzNelson
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1/30/2013 | 2:12:57 AM
re: Oracle Wants Cloud Cake And Hardware Wins
I am curious about how many customers are using Oracle's cloud services -- not the ones Oracle acquired, but running full Fusion apps, like ERP, for example.
cbabcock
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1/30/2013 | 12:24:54 AM
re: Oracle Wants Cloud Cake And Hardware Wins
Two of the selling points here are cloud-like elasticity and pay for what you use. But of course if you need to expand more than the 25% CPU capacity held in reserve, this kind of elasticity says nothing doing and snaps you back to reality. This is cloud computing as Oracle defines it, and it will only take you so far. Charlie Babcock, editor at large, InformationWeek
D. Henschen
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1/29/2013 | 8:09:36 PM
re: Oracle Wants Cloud Cake And Hardware Wins
Good question. That's part of the whole "private cloud" yarn.
Geek Dad
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1/29/2013 | 5:55:15 PM
re: Oracle Wants Cloud Cake And Hardware Wins
How is that even called "cloud" if you have to buy/lease hardware in advance and place them in your own closet?
D. Henschen
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1/29/2013 | 2:31:55 PM
re: Oracle Wants Cloud Cake And Hardware Wins
Oracle is intent on getting Oracle-Sun hardware sales back on an even keel. The IaaS plan lets Oracle buy servers from itself so customers can rent them and run them in their own data centers. The bonus? Oracle calls that a cloud subscription.


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