SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Oracle Corp, the world’s No. 3 software maker, unveiled a new all-in-one product to help companies manage so-called "cloud" computing.
Chief Executive Larry Ellison opened Oracle’s annual technology and user conference on Sunday by revealing Exalogic, which combines server, storage and networking technology with Oracle’s software, that companies will use to run their business applications.
Oracle competes with European software giant SAP AG and International Business Machines (IBM) in the business software and database products markets.
It also vies with hardware vendors such as Hewlett-Packard after a multi-billion dollar purchase of Sun Microsystems earlier this year.
Ellison attempted to wrest control of the term "cloud," a word that’s meaning is the subject of much debate, as he described Exalogic as a "cloud in a box."
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