Tags: IaaS

Oracle banishes Blackburn dark cloud

Oracle have settled the Svetlana Blackburn case out of court. A filing was registered at the District Court of Northern California on 9th February. The Register published the notice of settlement here. The filing states that the case has been settled in principle. The origins of this court case go back to June last year. Svetlana…

Oracle secures multi-cloud environment for Outsourcing Inc

Oracle has announced that Outsourcing Inc has selected Oracle Identity Cloud Service to enhance their security and identity management across the organisation.  Outsourcing Inc has grown through expansion and acquisition since its founding in 1997. It now has 31 subsidiaries in Japan and 54 worldwide. It has also expanded into China, Thailand and Vietnam, investing ¥43…

Is Oracle evolving?

Oracle is a company that CIO’s often have strong opinions about. Their sales representatives in the past were often seen as arrogant and their prices beyond reach. The impression was that if you weren’t spending seven figures or more then you were beneath their notice. People using their services said they were professional and got the job done…

Mark Hurd: 8 predictions for IT by 2025

In his keynote speech at Oracle CloudWorld, Mark Hurd, CEO, Oracle gave eight predictions about the world of IT. His list covered things he expects to happen in the IT industry by 2025. The predictions are what is driving the Oracle direction as it readies itself to meet the demand forecast by these predictions. Were these predictions bold,…

Oracle reveals new PaaS and IaaS options

Oracle announced enhancements to the Oracle Cloud Platform this week at Oracle CloudWorld in New York. It strengthens two of the four foundations for the Oracle cloud strategy. Thomas Kurian, President, product development at Oracle explained: “The four platforms are: IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), SaaS (Software as a Service)…

The sweet spot for Oracle is SMB

Oracle has announced a timely reminder that SMB’s do interact successfully with them despite many observers commenting during the NetSuite deal that they don’t. Those commentators included ourselves and Oracle has reminded observers about the three tiers of cloud that Ellison talked about during his keynote at Oracle World. Oracle is keen to point out…

NTT launches Private OpenStack as a service

Mirantis and NTT Communication have announced a fully managed Private OpenStack as a service. The new service will be available across the NTT Com Enterprise Cloud. There was no mention of whether the NTT subsidiary Dimension Data infrastructure is included. The partnership is a first for Mirantis and one wonders which other data centre services partners…

Dating at Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton LLP has leveraged Oracle’s cloud infrastructure to enable a matching service.  This is not a romantic dating service but matches a clients needs to the best available professional.  Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading  organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. The organisation has 58 offices across the USA with…