Oracle: ‘Public clouds built on us’

Jennifer Scott News
25 Jan, 2012

The Silicon Valley giant claims nine out of 10 of the major Virtual Cloudsviders use its kit to run their public clouds.


Oracle today claimed it had been in the public cloud game for many years, with Virtual Cloudsviders looking to its technology to run their services.

Sandeep Banerjie, senior director of product management at Oracle, declared nine of the top ten service providers used Oracle technology, including Rackspace, Amazon Web services (AWS) and even long-term rivals

“A lot of eyebrows went up when I said we had been working on cloud for years [but] a lot of providers have had their clouds built on us,” he said, during his keynote speech at Cloud Expo Europe.

“Our cloud strategy, whilst it has not been very well understood by people, it has been established.”

Oracle announced its own public cloud services at its annual Open World conference in October last year. Featuring five services, including its Fusion CRM, HCM and Database applications in a cloud delivery model, Oracle’s Public cloud is pretty late to the game when compared to its competitors.

However, Banerjie told Virtual Clouds whilst it had not been precious with who used its technology, it was happy to innovate behind closed doors until it felt the time was right to launch.

“Oracle is not protective with who can build their clouds on us,” he said, “but it doesn’t stop us from our own innovation.”

The real reason the firm got into the public cloud game, claimed Banerjie, was despite any outbursts from his CEO Larry Ellison, it was what Oracle’s customers wanted.

“Customers are looking for choice, our own customers looking for choice, so we want to offer that. [As such], cloud is the roadmap,” he concluded.

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