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IT-Analysis: Oracle rounds out the ASP with storage

May 18, 2000, 12:59 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack of Hearts)

"Now that Oracle is rolling out its much lauded iFS (Internet File System) it seems the company is using the opportunity to once again hit Microsoft where it hurts. Ignoring the criticism leveled at the firm for delivering the product more than 8 months late, now the company is backing it up with further enhancements and solutions that show just how seriously the company is taking this Internet lark."

"As if riding the back of the success it hopes to experience from the iFS, Oracle yesterday revealed another initiative aimed at, once again, further displacing Microsoft from its entrenched desktop position. So far the solution is apparently unnamed but in its most simple terms provides an off-site storage system for personal and organisational files."

"The solution is still lacking a few fundamental details, but ultimately it would appear that, depending on the amount of storage you want, the customer will pay for the right to store data at one of Oracle's data centres. This, Oracle argues, gives benefits to the organisation by having well managed, replicated, data that is readily accessible from anywhere in the world - effectively removing the burden of an intricate management system."

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