Cloud Documentaries | In this issue of Oracle Magazine, real organizations use Oracle public and private cloud solutions—including Oracle Cloud, Oracle Database, and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c—to put their own customers first, integrate cloud and legacy information systems, move their standards-based cloud solutions between different cloud service providers, deploy solutions in Oracle Cloud and private cloud environments, and more. See “Utility Computing in the Cloud” (page 24) and “Banking on a Private Cloud” (page 30) in this issue to learn more about how three organizations use and benefit from Oracle cloud solutions.
The Oracle Cloud and Oracle private cloud solutions featured in this issue also rely on Oracle engineered systems, including Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic. And because these are real-world stories, no mainframes of any kind were used in the successful deployment of and access
In movies and television shows, information technology is often scaled down to fit the story. That magically computed result, that missing electronic file, and that unknown password that will stop something bad or start something good can go from nonexistent to resolved in one brief scene. And for historical reasons, I suppose, the significant computing power in most screen fiction seems to come from a vintage mainframe— rather than a modern supercomputer or engineered system.
I haven’t seen too many references to cloud computing in movies or on television, but those that I have seen seem limited to the idea that a treasured file or information the hero or villain may be looking for is safe from local mayhem because it is safely stored “in the cloud.” Fortunately, the fact that a movie or television show delivers a very narrow definition of cloud computing as internet-located storage isn’t likely to break the on-screen story or reduce the entertainment value of a production.