Oracle announced this week its intention to acquire Ravello systems. The deal, which VentureBeat reported was worth $500 million, was announced by way of a scant two sentence on the Oracle website.

Ravello has been around for a few years. in its initial guise, it was all about helping organizations “cloudburst” – that is to move peak demand application load from on-premises in infrastructure into the cloud. This was a space where many companies were trying to play, CliQr, AppZero, CloudSwitch, and CloudVelocity where all in the general space. 

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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.