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Oracle CloudWorld 2022: Ellison Says An ‘Internet Of Clouds’ Is Imperative

Wade Tyler Millward

‘The clouds should be interconnected. And you can mix and match services from multiple clouds. Customers choosing the service that best meets their needs. The garden walls come tumbling down,’ Oracle co-founder and CTO Larry Ellison said this week.

An ‘Internet Of Clouds’

Now, when the clouds first showed up, they were walled gardens. In other words, they expected if you were in Azure, you stayed in Azure. If you were in AWS, you stayed in AWS.

How did you know that? You know that because if you tried to move data out of AWS into another cloud, or back on-premises, they charged you a tax. They charged you data egress fees. … When Microsoft and Oracle got together, we thought about that, and we wanted to interconnect our two clouds.

And we built a high-speed interconnect connecting our data centers to their data centers. Also, very importantly, we got rid of the data ingress fees and the data egress fees.

So the Microsoft-Oracle multi-cloud interconnect is free to use. You can have an application in Azure talking to a database in the Oracle Cloud going back and forth doing reads and writes and queries and updates, and there’s no cost. … Also, it’s very fast.

It’s a high-speed, broadband, low-latency interconnect. In fact, you really can’t distinguish between using an application in Azure and a database in Azure and an application in Azure and a database in the Oracle Cloud. It’s just as fast as when the database is in the Oracle Cloud. … The other aspect is, not only is it free to use, not only is it fast, it’s easy.

If you’re an Azure user, you never have to leave Azure to connect your application to an Oracle database in the Oracle Cloud. And you can stay in the Azure console and provision an Oracle database and connect your application to the Oracle database without ever leaving Azure.

By the way, the same thing is true in Oracle. You can be in the Oracle Cloud and access Azure services without ever leaving the Oracle Cloud. That’s really the way this should work.

There should be an internet of clouds. The clouds should be interconnected. And you can mix and match services from multiple clouds. Customers choosing the service that best meets their needs. The garden walls come tumbling down.

 
Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at wmillward@thechannelcompany.com.

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