Oracle Delivers “Roadmap to Cloud” at Gartner Summit

Analysts and industry executives at a recent Gartner Data Center Conference gathered to hear Oracle executives lay out Oracle’s roadmap to cloud computing.

“Cloud computing is a continuation of the direction the industry has been going for the last several years in terms of using shared and elastically scalable computing resources,” says Rex Wang, VP of Product Marketing at Oracle, who spoke at the conference. “With Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle is providing the building blocks for the next wave of datacenter evolution.”

More Clouds
According to research from the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), cloud computing in the enterprise is growing steadily. A recent IOUG survey found that almost 29 percent of respondents already have internal or private clouds within their datacenters, and nearly 14 percent are using public clouds for some of their applications.

“The evolution continues,” says Wang. “Datacenters are aggressively consolidating from inefficient, dedicated silos to shared, elastically scalable platforms and infrastructure. From there, some organizations are moving to private self-service clouds and eventually to a hybrid of private and public cloud services.”

“The environment is increasing in complexity,” warns Wang. “The key to pulling it off and getting all the benefits of cloud are to standardize software and hardware platforms and consolidate using standard building blocks such as Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic.”

High Performance, Engineered Systems
Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic are database and middle tier machines that deliver extreme performance and manageability at low total cost of ownership. “By providing a highly efficient and scalable platform for mixed workloads, Exadata and Exalogic form an ideal foundation for datacenter consolidation and cloud initiatives,” says Wang.

Customer Successes
Also at the conference was Exadata customer Jonathan Levine, COO of LinkShare, an online affiliate marketing network. He discussed how Oracle Exadata’s extreme performance capabilities enabled his company to offer real-time data analysis to its clients. Learn more (video 2-min).

Wang says that LinkShare’s experience, and the experience of many other Exadata customers, are emblematic of what the rest of the industry will see as it moves to high-performance systems with software and hardware engineered to work together. “Enterprise cloud computing is going to need this kind of performance and ease-of-use,” says Wang. “With Exadata and Exalogic, Oracle is providing the foundation for enterprise cloud computing.”

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