Oracle CEO Mark Hurd: We have the whole cloud stack

Few enterprise IT transformations can match the importance of today’s long migration from on-premises, client-server computing to cloud computing. This week at Oracle’s mammoth OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, Oracle will make it abundantly clear that it intends to become a leader in all three flavors of cloud — not only SaaS, where the company has already demonstrated strength, but also in PaaS and IaaS, where Oracle is a new player.

Last Friday, in advance of OpenWorld, IDG chief content officer John Gallant and InfoWorld editor in chief Eric Knorr interviewed Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd to get his take on Oracle’s cloud growth strategy, its new cloud initiatives, and Hurd’s take on what customers want from the cloud. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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