Jan 02, 2015

Why do many people not consider Oracle’s cloud offerings to actually be “in the cloud?”

Some people claim that Oracle’s cloud products are not really cloud products in the same way that, say, AWS products are. What’s the difference? Is there something structural that is different about the way Oracle handles the cloud, or is this just an arguments over semantics?
David has a good answer for this, check out the link he posted to Oracle's cloud computing page.
If you look at Oracle's main cloud info page:

It certainly looks like they have similar offerings to AWS, both in terms of structure and features. But I haven't ever used any of their cloud services, and don't know anyone who has. Perhaps we can have someone comment from actual experience here.
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