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In this report, we explain the Oracle view on cloud and why it believes the timing is right for core business systems to migrate to the cloud, as well as why the current market lacks the offerings needed to support these workloads.


  • Understand how Oracle's value proposition of an "open" and comprehensive offering for critical workloads fills a gap in the market.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn how recognizing that any organization’s journey to the cloud has many different starting positions changes one’s view on cloud.
  • Discover how the current IaaS cloud market is relatively undifferentiated.

Key questions answered

  • Why does Oracle believe it can answer the question of whether a customer can run its business-critical workloads securely and reliably in the cloud?
  • Why has Oracle built a four-layer stack (data-, software-, platform-, and infrastructure-as-a-service) in its cloud offering?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • The current IaaS cloud market is relatively undifferentiated
  • Oracle's value proposition of an "open" and comprehensive offering for critical workloads fills a gap in the market
  • Recognizing that an organization's journey to the cloud has many different starting positions and requires multitude of options


  • Further reading
  • Author

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