Oracle pitches virtualisation strategy

Summary:The company is planning to integrate virtualisation throughout its applications, hardware and software lineup, according to its chief corporate architect

Oracle plans to integrate virtualisation throughout its applications, hardware and software lineup in an effort to portray rivals like VMware as narrowly focused.

According to Edward Screven, chief corporate architect at Oracle, the plan is to offer virtualisation throughout its IT stack preconfigured. Oracle has been pitching integrated database, application and hardware systems. "Enterprises have looked at virtualisation more or less as a way to consolidate," said Screven. "But it's more than just server virtualisation."

The big pitch from Oracle is that it has a vast collection of virtualised assets ranging from apps to databases to Sun's Solaris containers and desktop virtualisation tools. Screven was even talking about Sunray thin clients, which are a bit of a blast from the past.

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Topics: Virtualization


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