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Oracle Cloud File System

Larry Ellison  pooh-poohed the cloud in 2008 when he said "The interesting thing about cloud computing is that we've redefined cloud computing to include everything that we already do. I can't think of anything that isn't cloud computing with all of these announcements. The computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than women's fashion. Maybe I'm an idiot, but I have no idea what anyone is talking about. What is it? It's complete gibberish. It's insane. When is this idiocy going to stop?”

Oracle is nowhere near stopping this idiocy and is making cloud announcement after cloud announcement. Latest case in point is the announcement of a new cloud file system that supports cloud storage for Oracle and non-Oracle applications.

The Cloud File System is a clustered file system and lets Oracle database software create private storage clouds and manage non-Oracle data.

The cost for this honor? Five grand for each CPU.

Are you an Oracle customer and do you like what they're doing in the cloud? Yays and nays equally welcome at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 02/15/2011 at 12:47 PM


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