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Oracle to unveil cloud IaaS in 2014

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Oracle plans to launch cloud Iaas in 2014. The company is preparing to roll out a cloud IaaS service in the first half of next year, 2014, that is.


Oracle CEO, Larry Ellison Reportedly commented in this regard that “This company intends to be price competitive with established cloud infrastructure-as-a-service players like Amazon, Microsoft and Rackspace”.

“We intend to compete aggressively in the commodity infrastructure as a service marketplace,” quipped Ellison.

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It turns out that cloud IaaS is just a part of Oracle’s cloud strategy. Oracle will also sell a “highly differentiated platform as a service” coupled with well a suite of enterprise SaaS apps, lipped Ellison. Oracle’s combination of cloud apps, platform and infrastructure is something that its enterprise rivals can’t match, according to Ellison.

“We are going to be cost competitive and price competitive at the infrastructure level while being highly differentiated at both the platform level and the application level,” Ellison added.

One bright spot during Oracle’s second quarter was cloud bookings, which grew at 35 percent during the quarter compared to last year. Ellison opined that this success was partly attributable to Oracle setting up sales teams that focus specifically on Oracle’s competitors.

The combination of Java and Oracle’s 12c database, which is built specifically for the cloud, gives Oracle a stronger platform than any of its SaaS competitors, Ellison said.

Ellison also said Oracle has sales teams dedicated to competing with Workday in human resources software, in customer service software and SAP in ERP software. He went on to conclude thus, “We are organized by functional area so we can compete effectively against this new generation of specialists.”


Jawed Akhtar

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