When Oracle acquired Ravello a few months ago, there was general acceptance of the deal as a way for Oracle to help existing and new customers move from traditional infrastructure onto its own cloud offering. After all, Ravello’s raison d’etre was to help users create encapsulated applications such that they could more readily be moved from place to place. Many analysts thought the acquisition was a tacit acceptance by Oracle that “this cloud thing” actually has legs.
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.