In the IaaS gold rush, even Oracle faces tough odds

Oracle is the latest enterprise vendor seeking to displace Amazon Web Services (and, to a lesser extent, Google and Microsoft) with its own IaaS offering.

The success of AWS caught a lot of enterprises — and enterprise technology providers — off guard. It’s a long tradition for enterprise technology providers to run after the next shiny object: object database, distributed objects, web tools, and now IaaS. When a newcomer confirms the market, these providers believe they can swoop in and take a large share in the exploding field.

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