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In this Cloud Wars Minute, Bob Evans follows up on the intimate conversation that he had with Oracle’s Larry Ellison at the Oracle Database Summit.
01:08 — Oracle plans to have hundreds of data centers. Ellison made a contrast between Oracle and the three original hyperscalers — Microsoft, Google Cloud, and AWS, which have a small number of huge data centers. Oracle will have a large number of small data centers. Architecturally, all of Oracle’s data centers will be the same and offer the same services and technologies.
02:13 — Additionally, Ellison touched on Oracles Gen 2 architecture of its Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), which is designed to be less expensive, and more flexible, allowing for a more compact footprint.
03:10 — Oracle also plans to have dedicated cloud regions within the data centers of its customers.
03:34 — When Ellison noted that Oracle will have hundreds of data centers, he also specified that there will be at least one in each country in the world.
03:50 — “What Oracle wants to do with its data center strategy, in some ways, is classic Larry Ellison. It is quite different, sharply different from what the other big cloud providers are doing,” notes Bob.
05:15 — Last quarter, Oracle’s cloud infrastructure business was up 55%. Both Ellison and CEO Safra Catz predict strong, continued performance for OCI.