The Oracle founder says the future of the cloud computing market will be ever closer and connected, which will result in a multi-cloud approach that is more beneficial to companies around the world.
Speaking at Oracle Cloud World 2022 in a speech focusing on “next-generation cloud technology”, Larry Ellison outlined his vision of the future cloud market, calling for an end to “gated gardens” to give businesses greater freedom of choice and experience.
“There should be an internet of clouds,” he said, “clouds should be connected to each other, and you should be able to mix and match multiple clouds … the garden walls are collapsing.”
Internet of clouds
Ellison noted how many companies and service providers now have to deploy new infrastructure services across multiple clouds. However, he believes that it is a better idea to combine all major cloud services to give customers the choice – to create a “cloud internet” – or multi-cloud.
Oracle working with Microsoft helped get this started, noted Ellison, helping to remove inbound and outbound data channels to improve adoption, notes which means accessing data is not only fast and free, but also much simpler.
The company announced that its Oracle MySQL HeatWave database tools are now available to Microsoft Azure, once again wanting to offer their users the options they need to get the most out of their data.
“The idea, again, is to give customers a choice,” concluded Ellison. “This is the key thing (and I believe eventually all clouds will be connected and customers will have a choice.”