“Oracle is the only company on the planet that can deliver a complete, integrated, standards-based suite of services at every layer of the cloud. Those technology advantages enable us to be much more cost-effective than our competitors. Our new Archive Storage service goes head-to-head with Amazon Glacier and it’s one-tenth their price.” Larry Ellison, Executive Chairman of the Board and CTO Oracle, announcing Oracle Cloud offering in webcast presentation beginning of this week.

Larry StatementOracle Cloud Platform helps customers build new applications, extend existing ones, and moving existing on-premises workloads to the cloud with no application changes. With more than 24 new cloud services, the Oracle Cloud Platform extends Oracle’s leadership with the world’s broadest and deepest portfolio of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS. Newly available Oracle Cloud services include, Oracle Database Cloud – Exadata, Oracle Archive Storage Cloud, Oracle Big Data Cloud, Oracle Integration Cloud, Oracle Mobile Cloud, and Oracle Process Cloud.

“Oracle is growing really fast. We sold $426M worth of business in SaaS and PaaS last quarter, a 200 percent increase over the same quarter last year. That’s an industry record, no company has ever sold that much in just one quarter,” said Ellison. “Oracle is the only company on the planet that can deliver a complete, integrated, standards-based suite of services at every layer of the cloud. Those technology advantages enable us to be much more cost-effective than our competitors. Our new Archive Storage service goes head-to-head with Amazon Glacier and it’s one-tenth their price.”

According Oracle, Cloud Platform has more than 1,800 customers with 1,419 added in the last quarter.

Content and Image Source: Oracle.com




What? Why Attend? When? Where? Who? How To?

Don’t miss your most interesting cloud events of the Summer of 2015

Even the time is too short for Registration or from various reasons you have not possibility to participate, you may access official pages of the events and to see keynote topics or workshop activities. Some organizers are offering online participation or recording facilities.

JUNE 2015

Hynes BostonWhat? Red Hat Summit 2015, Boston MA

Why Attend?  Red Hat Summit is meant for anyone looking to exponentially increase their understanding of the leading open source solutions that power 90% of Fortune 500 companies. From business and technical sessions to hands-on labs to 1:1 conversations, there’s something for each level of interest and need.

Where? Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, 02115 Boston, MA

When? June 23-26, 2015

Who is organizing? Red Hat

How to?  Register HERE!


cloudworldforum-1 LondonWhat? Cloud World Forum

Why Attend? Gain need to know knowledge in key investment areas throughout our 16+ content theatres  shaped by 100 research calls with C-Level IT decision makers and technology pioneers. Now part of the research house Ovum, our content is validated by their experts who have over 10,000 market data points.

Where? Olympia Grand, London, UK

When? June 24 – 25, 2015

Who is organizing? INFORMA Telecoms & Media

How To? Register HERE!


Berlin CityCubeWhat? AWS Summit Berlin 2015

Why Attend? The AWS Summits events, held around the world, are not only designed to educate new customers about the AWS platform and offer existing customers deep technical content to be more successful with AWS; they are also a platform for knowledge exchange, expert chats and networking space between visitors at every stage of cloud utilization.

Where? CityCube Berlin, Messedamm 26, 14055, Germany

When? 30 June 2015

Who is organizing? Amazon Web Services Germany

How to?  Register HERE!



millennium-broadway-hotel-times-square-new-york What? IEEE Cloud 2015, New York, NY

Why Attend?  The IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD) has been a prime international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of cloud computing, identify emerging research topics, and define the future of cloud computing. All topics regarding cloud computing align with the theme of CLOUD.

Where?  Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

When? June 27- July 2, 2015

Who is organizing? IEEE

How to? Register HERE!


JULY 2015


Hilton Kensington LondonWhat? Exploring OpenStack in the Enterprise, London, UK

Why Attend? OpenStack, may once have been seen as the geeks’ playground but now there’s plenty of sober corporate interest these days. It is now recognized as the main game in town for non-proprietary cloud development and there are many reasons why it carries so much clout.  The primary one is that it is setting the pace when it comes to open technology within a fast growing cloud world.

Where? Hilton London Kensington, London, UK.

When?  July 2nd, 2015

Who is organizing? UNICOM

How to?  Register HERE!



marina bay singaporeWhat? CSA APAC Summit 2015, part of RSA Conference APJ, Singapore

Why Attend? Cloud computing is now a mission critical part of the enterprise. A global list of industry experts will share their experiences and discuss the key security challenges of tomorrow with a focus on relevance to Asian markets. Get the big picture view of the future of IT and our mandate to revolutionize security.

Where? Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

When?  July 21, 2015

Who is organizing? Cloud Security Alliance

How to?  Register HERE!




Las VegasWhat? Black Hat USA 2015, Las Vegas, NV

Why Attend? Black Hat – built by and for the global InfoSec community – returns to Las Vegas for its 18th year. This six days event begin with four days of intense Trainings for security practitioners of all levels (August 1-4), followed by the two day main event including over 100 independently selected Briefings, Business Hall, Arsenal, Awards, and more (August 5-6)

Where? Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas NV

When? August 1 – 6, 2015

Who is organizing? Black Hat

How to?  Register HERE!



Hyat San DiegoWhat? Gartner Catalyst Conference 2015 San Diego, CA

Why Attend? This event provides practical solutions, actionable advice and principled objectivity in ways you won’t find at anywhere else. Technically focused and committed to pragmatic, how-to content, Gartner Catalyst Conference is designed to leave you with a blueprint for project planning and execution. 

Where? Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, One Market Place, San Diego, CA, 92101

When?  August 10 – 13, 2015

Who is organizing? Gartner Events

How to?  Register HERE!


Sheraton SeattleWhat? LINUXCON North America, Seattle WA

Why Attend?  LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ContainerCon North America: There’s simply no other event in North America where developers, sys admins, architects and all levels of technical talent gather together under one roof for education, collaboration and problem solving to further the Linux platform…

Where?  Sheraton Seattle, Seattle, WA

When? August 17 – 19, 2015

Who is organizing? LINUX Foundation

How to? Register HERE!



TaipeiWhat? CSA Taiwan Congress 2015

Why Attend? In the era of cloud computing, information security issues have become global in nature and are no longer confined to geographical boundaries. The CSA Taiwan Congress 2015 will be held in conjunction with the The Honeynet Project Taiwan Conference 2015. The event will aim to keep attendees up-to-date with the global trends of information security research, covering topics like large-scale network attacks that have garnered much media attention in
recent years.

Where? Taipei, Taiwan

When? August 18 – 20, 2015

Who is organizing? Cloud Security Alliance

How to?  Registration Not Announced Yet



moscone SFWhat? VMworld 2015, San Francisco, CA

Why Attend?  VMworld 2015 US brings together thought leaders, subject matter experts, and IT professionals to immerse themselves in the latest in virtualization and cloud technology. Realize value in our leading products, interactive sessions and networking opportunities with our partner ecosystem, all under one roof. IT is in the midst of a dramatic shift to the mobile-cloud era, one in which IT services can be consumed on-demand across the enterprise and in hybrid and public clouds.

Where?  Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

When? August 30 – September 3, 2015

Who is organizing? VMware

How to? Register HERE!




Deși după ani buni de dominare a pieței de soluții cloud, se pare că piața IaaS va fi depășita în curând ca valoare de cea a soluțiilor SaaS, această aparentă detronare nu atrage după sine și o atenuare a importanței pe care serviciile de infrastructură în Cloud le au în peisajul actual al industriei IT. ”Războiul tronurilor din infrastructură”, ”Lupta Titanilor Cloud”, ”Stăpânii inelelor IaaS”  sunt expresii metaforice care reflectă destul de fidel dramatismul și caracteristicile unei piețe deosebit de concurențiale.

1280px-Raffaello,_concilio_degli_dei_02Pentru mulți analiști piața de infrastructură Cloud reprezintă starea Cloudului însuși. Deși piața serviciilor SaaS e mult mai dinamică, aici toată lumea merge în același sens, pentru că toți furnizorii de software, veterani și startup-uri laolaltă, au aceeași strategie bazată în primul rând pe migrarea în Cloud a aplicațiilor cu licențiere perpetuă. Prea puțini jucători SaaS au o viziune bazată în totalitate pe pariul Cloud.

De ce e mai interesantă piața IaaS? Pentru că lucrurile sunt mai dramatice și mai spectaculoase. Aici asistăm la o bătălie a titanilor pe mai multe fronturi, complicată de faptul că jucătorii vin din diverse zone IT tradiționale, precum infrastructura hardware, soluțiile de stocare și rețea, comunicațiile sau serviciile de externalizare și hosting. Bătălia pentru supremația serviciilor de infrastructură i-a adus pe toți furnizorii în aceeași barcă.

Piață IaaS este evaluată de Gartner la 16,5 miliarde de dolari în 2015, cu o creștere de 32,8% față de anul trecut și o rată medie anuală de creștere de 29,1%, estimată până în 2019. Într-un studiu Synergy din februarie 2015 care a analizat piețele IaaS și PaaS pentru Cloud privat și hibrid, imperiul deținut de Amazon Web Services reprezintă cam 28%, în comparație cu marjele de 10% deținute de soluțiile Microsoft, 7% IBM, 5% Google, 4% Salesforce și 3% Rackspace. În timp ce Microsoft și Google se evidențiază prin cea mai mare rată anuală de creștere de 96%, respectiv 88%, Amazon și IBM vin cu creșteri de 51% și 48%. Conform Goldman Sachs, ”bătălia titanilor Cloud e abia la început”, creșterea piețelor IaaS și PaaS fiind de peste 30% pe an în perioada 2013 – 2018, față de 5% cât reprezintă creșterea medie a pieței IT, iar Amazon deține 26% din piața cumulată IaaS și PaaS în ultimele 12 luni.

Cam o data la un an Gartner realizează o analiză completă a pieței de servicii de infrastructură Cloud prin studiul Magic Quadrant dedicat furnizorilor IaaS, o adevărată referință pentru evoluția marilor jucători de pe această piață. Conform Gartner, 2014 a fost un an de cotitură pentru mulți dintre furnizorii de servicii IaaS, care sunt nevoiți să își schimbe radical strategia și să se gândească la noi platforme de servicii pentru o piață din ce în ce mai consolidată. Dintre cei 15 furnizori IaaS prezenți în ediția 2015 a studiului Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide,” câțiva furnizori globali precum Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure și Google Compute Engine care dețin cele mai mari cote din piața IaaS.

Pentru mai multe amănunte citiți articolul Bătălia pentru infrastructura cloud”, publicat în ediția online a revistei IT Trends, 15 Iunie 2015.

Pentru a vedea cum se poziționează fiecare dintre furnizorii IaaS în cele patru careuri magice și care sunt soluțiile analizate de Gartner, vă invit să citiți articolul dedicat din Cloud☁mania: ”Gartner IaaS Magic Qadrant 2015 – What’s new on a Cloud infrastructure market without challenger vendors”, Mai 2015.

Iar dacă vreți să aflați mai multe despre piața IaaS, definiții, evoluție, clasificări, concepte tehnologice, vă invit să parcurgeți cea de-a doua ediție a catalogului Cloud Computing dedicată soluțiilor IaaS și publicată acum un an – CATALOGUL CLOUD COMPUTING ROMANIA – Editia a II-a, IaaS, Iunie 2014.

Image source: Raffaello –”Concilio degli dei”, Wikipedia.org



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