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Oracle outlines plans to take on Amazon in cloud

Grazed from InfoWorld. Author: Brandon Butler.

Oracle executives on Tuesday revealed the results of years’ worth of engineering and development efforts on its IaaS public cloud and announced a new bare metal cloud database service and an international geographic expansion. Oracle is typically not considered one of the top IaaS public cloud leaders, but the company has hopes of competing in the market by combining its infrastructure services – which focus on its core database services – with a suite of application development and software as a service offerings.

At its Cloud World event in New York, company executives laid out their vision of how they will take on competitors such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Salesforce.com. Oracle founder and now CTO Larry Ellison once famously denounced the cloud, questioning whether the technology was just hype...

Virtela Named 2013 OnDemand Top 100 Winner In Cloud Computing

Grazed from PR NewsWire. Author: PR Announcement.

Virtela, the world's largest independent managed network, security and cloud services company, today announced that it has been selected by AlwaysOn as a 2013 OnDemand Top 100 winner in the 'Cloud-Infrastructure' category. Virtela's inclusion in the OnDemand 100 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players.

Virtela was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts around the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz. "The cloud infrastructure companies that can provide the most robust, always-on performance are the ones that are propelling us into a completely new digital age," says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn...