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12 Apr 2017
#62447
Oracle CEO: We Can Beat Amazon and Microsoft Without as Many Data Centers
Fortune, April 12th 2017

Barb Darrow writes in Fortune, "Conventional wisdom in the public cloud market is that there are three leaders: Amazon Web Services followed by Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.

Those companies assemble and sell massive arrays of servers, storage, and networking to businesses-most of which don't want to build more of their own data centers. Towards that end, those three cloud superpowers alone spent roughly $31 billion last year to extend their data center capacity around the world, according to the Wall Street Journal, which tabulated that total from corporate filings.

By comparison, Oracle, which is making its own public cloud push, spent about $1.7 billion. To most observers, that looks like a stunning mismatch.

But Mark Hurd, Oracle's co-chief executive, would beg to differ. In his view, there are data centers and then there are data centers. And Oracle's data centers, he said, can be more efficient because they run Oracle hardware and supercharged databases..."
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14 Apr 2017
#62449
McGraw Hill's Journey to Oracle Public Cloud
By Eric Jacobsen

Eric blogs, "Chandan Ghosh describes McGraw Hill's journey to the cloud and why Oracle's Integrated Cloud platform with high performance, massive scalability, and reduced costs, was the best option for moving their entire IT footprint to the Oracle Cloud.

McGraw Hill has been experiencing rapid grow in their digital educational subscriptions and needed a way to speed up their delivery model. Find out how they were able to set up environments in only a few hours versus the 30 days it used to take...
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12 Apr 2017
#62455
Explore Cloud Computing Architecture through Hands-On Oracle OpenStack for Linux Training
By Diana.H. Gray

Diana blogs, "Oracle OpenStack is packaged as a set of Docker images.

Streamline installation and running within Docker containers. This gets rid of the need to install components individually and directly on nodes.

Take Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux: Getting Started training if you're new to OpenStack. You'll get a chance to deep dive into the steps involved in achieving a multi-node deployment, while learning key tips to empower your troubleshooting..."
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