SAN FRANCISCO: Oracle is pitching its private cloud platforms as a means for bridging key gaps between developers and administrators.
The company said that its recent advances in the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) fields could help to speed up the time needed to configure, deploy and manage on-premise cloud computing deployments.
Speaking to attendees at the company's 2012 OpenWorld conference, Oracle senior manager Nilesh Junnarkar claimed that the company has spotted a need for a middle ground as firms look to transition their applications into hybrid cloud platforms, a field Junnarkar described as 'IaaS++.'
"As I talk to customers they continue to remind me that [PaaS] is great, but I need something for my existing mess, my applications that I have to package up," he said.
"We will be looking to some kind of IaaS++ as a way of managing your existing stacks."
To help solve the issue, the company is hoping to sell enterprises on its Java and Middleware management and development platforms, including the recently-unveiled Exa-Logic server platform.
Additionally, Oracle has developed a new approach to managing and configuring components for IaaS deployments. The system, known as 'assemblies' bundles a series of components pre-configured for common IaaS tasks and deployments.
The assembly bundles will look to speed up the time and effort needed to configure and deploy services, and also give administrators a reference design for how to put together their own unique IaaS deployments for private cloud systems.
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