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Larry Ellison: how should we define the cloud?

Grazed from CWDN.  Author: Adrian Bridgwater.

If you've been following the news for Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne 2010 so far you'll have seen a whole heap of products unveiled. The company has quite literally carpet-bombed the newswires with some pretty meaty announcements. There is therefore, I hope, room for some slightly more tangential comments as to the look and feel of the show.

Interview with Dan Decasper, Cirtas CEO and Cofounder

Grazed from Cloud Storage Strategy.  Author: Steve Lesem.

Dan Decasper co-founded Cirtas with the vision of enabling the enterprise to utilize cloud storage as if it were a local array.

CloudStorageStrategy.com asked him a few questions about "Cloud Storage Controllers" and what the technology means for the enterprise. 

What was the original idea behind Cirtas?
Cirtas' co-founders previously built a WAN optimization company that was acquired by Citrix.  Together, they saw the coming of the cloud and recognized that broad scale adoption of cloud storage would require a "catalyst" technology to make the experience seamless and high performing.  They had the expertise to develop such technology and founded Cirtas to address the market need...

HP Promotes Oracle for Cloud Despite Hurd Controversy

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Michael Vizard.

Hewlett-Packard is hoping that mutual self-interest will trump the internecine warfare between HP and Oracle over the latter company’s decision to hire former HP CEO Mark Hurd.

Will Two-Step Authentication Provide Better Cloud Security?

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author:  Sue Marquette Poremba.

As more enterprises consider moving to cloud computing, security in the cloud remains a major concern, particularly the ease in which hackers can gain access to data.

 

ABB Invests in On-Demand Data Center Power

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author:  Katie Fehrenbacher.

Big Data Means Big Sales: IBM to Buy Netezza for $1.7B

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Om Malik.

The era of Big Data arrived in full earnest this week when IBM decided to acquire Marlborough, Mass.,-based Netezza Corporation, a maker of data warehousing analytics for a whopping $1.7 billion in cash. IBM’s decision came hours after Oracle announced a cloud-based Exadata Elastic Service at Oracle World in San Francisco.

Oracle announces ExaLogic private cloud platform

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author:  Chris Kanaracus.

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison unveiled his company's entry into the private cloud computing system battles on Sunday, upping the stakes between Oracle and rivals like IBM and Hewlett-Packard.

HP, EMC Partner With Oracle On Private Cloud Computing

Grazed from Network Computing.  Author: Robert Mullins.

HP and Oracle have announced their combined effort to deliver hardware that runs Oracle business software in a private cloud environment. It's one of a number of announcements by tech companies working with Oracle at the annual Oracle Open World convention in San Francisco. Storage vendor EMC is also announcing a number of new consulting services intended to help customers move their Oracle applications and EMC storage into a private cloud.

Now Online: Yahoo’s Chicken Coop-Inspired Data Center

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Katie Fehrenbacher.

Cloud computing spells the end for traditional IT outsourcing

Grazed from CIO.  Author:  Stephanie Overby.

The traditional IT outsourcing industry will be dead in five years, AT Kearney's Arjun Sethi predicted in a recent interview with our sister site CIO.com. The culprit? Cloud computing services. Sethi's vision of the future of the IT services industry is quite clear, but he's unsure of the specific implications this industry transformation poses to traditional IT outsourcing customers.