Well, well, well...Larry Ellison, [URL="http://www.oracle.com"]Oracle[/URL] CEO [URL="http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/018535"]added[/URL] [URL="http://www.virtualiron.com"]Virtual Iron[/URL] to his collection today. Congratulations, Larry. When is Oracle going bankrupt? Every time that I've seen a company acquire too many other companies in a short time period, they always end up in the dustbin. Oracle just acquired [URL="http://www.sun.com"]Sun[/URL] just one short month ago. I'm not sure what Larry's thinking on this one--Virtual Iron is [URL="http://www.xen.org"]Xen[/URL] which is an open source, Linux-based virtualization product that Oracle could have produced themselves. I'm also not sure exactly what they're buying--Virtual Iron's vast client base? That's a laugh. Virtual Iron sparks such little interest …

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The other day, I saw an article on Forbes.com named [I][URL="http://www.forbes.com/2008/10/10/ellison-cloud-computing-tech-enter-cx_wt_1010oracle.html"]Ellison Shoots Hole in Cloud[/URL][/I] and just had to read further. I did read it. The whole thing. I was puzzled, then I laughed, and finally I was mystified by his comments. The article made me wonder just what the hell is wrong with Larry Ellison and made me compare my intellectual prowess to his. The "Cloud" that everyone is talking about is just a bunch of servers that are usually spread out geographically but logically connected and load balanced to act as a single entity--one big server system that …

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