Oracle co-founder and CEO Larry Ellison pretty much hates cloud computing, as everyone knows by now. The man’s resent of the tech world’s buzzword du jour – one of them at least – is well documented, but it’s always amusing to see the man’s refreshing take as captured on video and audio.
Here are two recent videos of Ellison laying the smack down on cloud computing, the first one from TechPulse360 via Dvorak Uncensored and the second one a soundbite from last year’s talk at Oracle’s OpenWorld Conference:
What is your take?
Dan Kusnetzky says
Could this level of vehemence be attributed to:
– the constant stream of complaints about Oracle’s licensing in virtual environments,
– plans to only test their products in their own virtual machine environment rather than testing any of the industry leading products
– competition coming from other suppliers who have warmly embraced virtual servers and clients
– competition coming from other suppliers who have warmly embraced software-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service
It certainly appears that way to me.