Over at Fortune, Barb Darrow detailed a conversation the magazine had with Oracle’s vice president of cloud development, Peter Magnusson. The upshot of the conversation was that, in Magnusson’s (and, one assumes, Oracle’s) opinion, Amazon Web Services (AWS) does not define enterprise cloud computing. At first glance, it would be easy to discount Magnusson’s comments as the sort of cloud washing that we’ve come to expect, over the past decade or so, from the old guard of enterprise IT. Companies like SAP, IBM, Oracle and HP tend to dismiss anything new and potentially threatening as “not enterprise-grade.”
Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.