Author: Hoofer

September 21, 2010 Off

Larry Ellison: how should we define the cloud?

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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.

September 21, 2010 Off

Interview with Dan Decasper, Cirtas CEO and Cofounder

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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…

September 20, 2010 Off

Oracle announces ExaLogic private cloud platform

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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.

September 20, 2010 Off

HP, EMC Partner With Oracle On Private Cloud Computing

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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.

September 17, 2010 Off

Cloud computing spells the end for traditional IT outsourcing

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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.