Re: I see Oracles ploy..
>Quite a few vendors have done that (MS$ included).
No, MS sales droids are a little "more virtuous", they throw in $500 000 cloud services, let the customer know saying this is in order to get the $3 000 000 discount, and don't pocket the accelerator (afaik). For each of these deals, one should take discount+gratuitous cloud services ($3 500 000 in this case) off of MS' official cloud revenue.
Another dirty trick MS is doing is counting MS Office revenue as cloud revenue.
So slightly unfair, here, to single-out Oracle here as selling "vapour" when Microsoft is doing exactly the same thing.The only real cloud business is Amazon, at the moment.