A classic: IT’s “enfant terrible” – Larry Ellison explain Cloud Computing in his irresistible nature (found on youtube):
If you ask yourself, is Larry Ellison really anti-cloud computing? This good post by William Hurley gives you a possible answer:
… Larry’s comments about cloud computing remind me of the times he bashed virtualisation back in the day. Everyone spread similar rumours then, and the transition from hatin’ to embracin’ looked almost identical.
In other words, Larry didn’t have an informed opinion the first time he was asked about virtualisation. Once he did, his story quickly changed from disparaging virtualisation to announcing Oracle VM, and eventually acquiring companies like Virtual Iron. So far my sources say the alleged cloud computing reversal is the same situation…
I watched an absorbing discussion about Cloud Computing on cloudbooknet.
Former keynote speakers Greg Papadopoulos, CTO and EVP, Research and Development at Sun Microsystems and Werner Vogels, VP and CTO at Amazon.com, return to share their thoughts on the rise of Cloud Computing and what direction they see Amazon and Sun leading the evolution of the Cloud Computing industry and the opportunities it generates.
If you are new to the topic Cloud Computing and you are confused about some abbreviations in common use like IaaS, PaaS or SaaS take a look at this non technical short introduction video from infoworld: