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Oracle Leaps into the Cloud with Sun

With the Sun acquisition, Larry Ellison has once again changed the game

While the rumors fly all over the cloudsphere, what's important in the days ahead is how Oracle chooses to embrace the cloud - will it be an open or closed embrace? With IBM, we all knew it would have been an open cloud, with Oracle the story is not so clear at all.  The silence on Jonathan's blog is deafening. And for those of us who said that Larry Ellison was kidding about the cloud, let's remember who said "the network is the computer!"  Today's netbooks are cloud devices. My prediction: Oracle becomes one of the "Big Four" for the Enterprise, and quickly changes it's tune on the Cloud.

To read more of my blog post on this topic, click here.

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Steve Lesem is President/CEO of Mezeo Software. Previously, He was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the managed hosting provider VeriCenter. He has also served in leadership positions at SafeNet, BMC Software and IBM. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the primary author of the Cloud Storage Strategy Blog (www.cloudstoragestrategy.com), which frequently sees posts picked up by publications in the IT services and Web hosting spaces.