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Oracle's Sarwal Warms Cloud Expo Audience with ICE

Delivers Sold-Out Keynote at Fifth Cloud Expo in New York

Oracle's Richard Sarwal stressed Isolation, Consolidation, and Elasticity--collecitvely referred to as ICE--during his opening keynote at the Fifth International Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York.

The ability to isolate workloads is the key to success cloud-computing deployment, he said. He also noted that virtualization is not necessarily required to accomplish the task.

Sarwal also stressed the importance of the private cloud. This viewpoint is important when one considers concerns that many IT executives have about potential security problems in handing over the keys to their castles to an outside vendor. With a private cloud, this is not an issue, and as Sarwal noted, "Private clouds are going to be, for the foreseeable future, the most commonly deployed in enterprise IT."

Whether private or public, the ability to meter and charge for services effectively is an inherent responsibility that comes with elasticity; the ability for a cloud infrastructure to expand and contract dynamically is, of course, one of its most appealing aspects.

Both Sarwal and his co-presenter, Hasan Rizvi, stressed the potential and importance of server consolidation--a top-of-the-list goal for enterprise IT for many years now--and the potential for cloud infrastructures to leverage and propel consolidation initiatives.

Preceding the keynote, Sarwal and Rizvi had noted, "Enterprise IT must constantly evolve to respond to rapidly changing business requirements and new technologies. Cloud computing promises to accelerate that evolution with far-reaching, convergent principles such as self-service, pay-for-use, rapid deployment, elastic scalability and efficient management of physical and virtual environments."

Richard Sarwal is SVP of Development for Oracle Enterprise Manager. He brings more than 18 years of industry experience with a proven track record of database and systems management skills covering the critical areas of scalability, availability and performance, to his role as Senior Vice President of Product Development for Oracle Corporation. Sarwal is responsible for the development of all aspects of Enterprise Systems Management covering all products—OS, Database, Middleware, Applications - including Provisioning, Patching, Configuration Management, Performance and Application Service Level Management. Prior to joining Oracle in 1989, he began his career as a programmer, DBA and systems engineer.

Hasan Rizvi is Senior Vice President of Oracle Fusion Middleware Products. He is responsible for Oracle's SOA, Application Server, Communications and Identity Management and Security product development, product management and architecture. Previously he was vice president of Oracle Enterprise Manager responsible for the company's Data Center Automation products. Prior to returning to Oracle in 2001, izvi was VP of Engineering for Corio, Inc. where he led the development of key technologies to enable efficient delivery of software as a service. Prior to that, he served as director of OLTP technologies for Oracle, where he was instrumental in development of transaction processing, messaging and queuing and high-end scalability technologies for Oracle Database products. Rizvi holds eight patents in the database management area. .

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