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Oracle's Ellison On AWS, The Fundamental Problem With Cloud Security, And Deploying The ‘Star Wars Cyber Defense’

Larry Ellison isn't one to shy away from controversy—or avoid hyperbole. Here are some of his most eyebrow-raising statements from his OpenWorld keynote.

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Bare-Metal Benefits

The security benefits of OCI derive from the bare-metal architecture of Oracle's second-generation cloud infrastructure.

Oracle's Gen2 cloud hosts its cloud control code on independent, dedicated machines deployed on the perimeter of its network. To do that, the company had to develop new hardware configurations and software.

Bare-metal, however, doesn't necessarily mean single tenant, Ellison said.

Customers of course can opt for dedicated infrastructure if they'd like, or they can still host in multi-tenant environments for greater cost savings.

But Oracle will never put any of its code on a machine touching customer workloads.

"Users can have it all to themselves," Ellison said.

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