Oracle has released details of an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud computing offering that provides a basis for building cloud systems certified to run Oracle applications.
The Optimised Solution for Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure combines Oracle's Linux and VM platforms with the ZFS Storage Appliance and Sun blade server hardware, and is designed to work with Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g.
The company said that the IaaS system joins the Oracle on Demand and Platform as a Service brands to flesh out its cloud computing strategy.
"Oracle is radically simplifying cloud deployment with a pre-tested, single vendor solution for enterprise cloud infrastructure," said Oracle vice president of hardware development Ali Alasti.
"By engineering our hardware and software together, the Oracle Optimised Solution for Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure cuts deployment time from weeks to hours and helps customers get virtualised infrastructure up and running faster."
Oracle's announcement comes as rival vendor HP highlighted its own cloud platforms at the Discover 2011 conference in Las Vegas.
When asked about the Oracle IaaS release, HP executives were quick to dismiss the offering as designed strictly for Oracle's own platforms.
"We are not comparing [HP] CloudSystem to what Oracle announced," said HP vice president of cloud solutions and infrastructure Steve Dietch. "CloudSystem is on a different plane."
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