Oracle is famous for using its Oracle World conference to announce everything but the digital kitchen sink. Earlier this week, Oracle announced a database appliance with CEO Larry Ellison crowing, "Oracle is now in the hardware business!" As if this wasn't weird enough, Oracle also teamed up with Intel to make a vague announcement about encryption for cloud computing and virtualization.
On the Intel side, the company is highlighting its Virtual Technology (VT) platform that supports "hardware-rooted" security, something Intel calls its "Trusted Computing for Execution Platform." For Oracle, it's all about … Read more