Larry Ellison, Chairman, Founder and CEO of Oracle shared Oracles vision and opened the floor to questions. The first one question was: What is Oracle doing about cloud computing? Ellison smirked and then belted out his thoughts on cloud computing. Here’s a slightly edited excerpt as reported by the Wall Street Journal and Reuters.
“What the hell is cloud computing? We’ve redefined ‘cloud computing’ to include everything we currently do. So it has already achieved dominance in the industry. I can’t think of anything that isn’t cloud computing.
These people who are writing this crap are out there. They are insane. I mean it is the stupidest.
Is it - ‘Oh, I am going to access data on a server on the Internet.’ That is cloud computing?
We’ll make cloud computing announcements because if orange is the new pink, we’ll make orange… Okay fine, we’ll do some cloud.
The computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than women’s fashion. I remember I was reading Wand I read that orange is the new pink. And cloud is the new SaaS. (Software as a Service) Or cloud is the new virtualization. It is the most nonsensical. I mean I read these articles … I have no idea what anybody is talking about. I mean it is really just complete gibberish."