Oracle Moves to Gen 2 Cloud, Promising More Automation and Security

Larry Ellison doesn’t care much for Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a cloud competitor. In his keynote address at Oracle OpenWorld on Oct. 22, Ellison outlined the new Gen 2 Cloud platform, making constant competitive comparisons against AWS.

A primary message from Ellison is that the Gen 2 Oracle cloud is more secure, with autonomous capabilities to help protect against attacks. Ellison also emphasized the segmentation and isolation of workloads on the Gen 2 Oracle cloud, providing improved security. The ability to easily move applications from the gen1 Oracle cloud to Gen 2 and from other clouds to Oracle, is a cornerstone of the Gen 2 Oracle cloud, Ellison said.