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brookseven
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brookseven,
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1/13/2014 | 11:41:59 AM
Re: Verizon and Oracle
Carol,

Thanks for the clarification.  Do you/LR go to folks like Rackspace or Amazon and go after what they are doing in their business?  They are non-traditional "competitors" to the carriers.  One could certainly compare the use of those type of companies (as well as somebody like Equinix) and compare it to what you could do with a carrier.

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Carol Wilson
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Carol Wilson,
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1/13/2014 | 10:33:21 AM
Re: Verizon and Oracle
If the story says or implies that this is the first time you can rent Oracle apps by the hour, that's wrong and not what I intended. What BOTH Oracle and Verizon are saying is that this is significantly different from what is available to date and is a first for Oracle with a telecom cloud service provider.

What the analysts are saying is that this is the most comprehensive set of Oracle software to be licensed to the cloud. I don't have personal knowledge of that fact, which is why I quoted them, but there seems to be general agreement on this point. 

Ponnn's comment and questions are well-taken - it would be good to compare a Verizon customer experience to that of an AWS user but since this is brand new, I think it's early days for that. 
Phil_Britt
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1/13/2014 | 10:28:18 AM
Expect On Demand to Grow
This fits into Infonetics analyst's Shira Levine prediction of more ad hoc provisioning of services, as discussed at sister publication Service Provider IT Report. I would expect to see others in this space following Oracle's lead.
brookseven
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brookseven,
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1/13/2014 | 9:44:16 AM
Re: Verizon and Oracle
Did everyone ignore ponnn's comment?

http://aws.amazon.com/rds/oracle/

Been there for some time.  Definitely NOT the first time that you can rent an Oracle DB by the hour.

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C Chappell
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C Chappell,
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1/13/2014 | 6:18:21 AM
Verizon and Oracle
Interesting that Oracle has at last chosen to go direct - some of its distribution partners have already made their cloud moves. Interoute bought Quantix Oracle database-as-a-service provider back in 2011, for example. 
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1/12/2014 | 2:58:15 PM
Long negotiation
I wonder how many hoops Verizon had to jump through, and how much Oracle ws holding out to wait and see how ready and committed Verizon was for the cloud business.
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ponnnn,
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1/10/2014 | 4:20:45 PM
AWS
It sounds like this is a closer relationship and potentially better offering then AWS has, but then again AWS had this 3 years ago. I have never tried RDS for Oracle, so I can't say how well it works.  I would love to read some reports from users comparing the Amazon and Verizon offerings.  Let me know if anyone finds one.  Even a write up from a Verizon user would be cool to read.  Amazon's offering is really bolstered from mypersepctive by having someone like Netflix who is so open about their experience on AWS.

 

 


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