Oracle Revamps Oracle.com Online Services

Oracle
(Nasdaq: ORCL) Tuesday pumped new life into its 4-month-old Oracle.com initiative with the revamping of some of its services.

This time around, the Redwood Shores-based database software giant says its customers can store its applications on their own servers and still have Oracle run them remotely.

“This way, the customer has what they want – a server to hug – and they can leave the administration of the software to Oracle.” says Oracle.com president Timothy Chou.

The services, packaged under the “Oracle E-business Suite Online Any Place” banner, include a software rental hub and ASPs for small to medium businesses.

Adding to the mix, hardware makers – Compaq Computer, Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard – say they are lending a hand with support for Oracle customers, but Oracle says it will probably seek out more partners. Most likely to continue to fight off the advances of Microsoft‘s (Nasdaq: MSFT) similarly structured .NET initiative.

“We’ve seen tremendous response to our E-Business Suite Online service offering and are now giving customers a new option,” says Chou. “There are still a lot of companies that want to have their data sit on a server close to them. Through our hardware partners, we are able to offer standard certified configurations of our software that allow us to manage the software remotely.”

News Around the Web