Computer Technology Corporation Oracle Launches New Cloud Development Facility in Seattle

July 26, 2014
Computer Technology Corporation Oracle Launches New Cloud Development Facility in Seattle
Computer technology corporation Oracle has launched a new cloud development facility in Seattle, Washington, USA. Its new Cloud Engineering Center is located in Seattle's "tech corridor" and will ultimately employ100 engineers. The move is designed to expand and strengthen Oracle's public cloud computing services and leverage Seattle’s cloud computing capability.

With headquarters in Redwood City, California, Oracle is a multinational corporation. Established on June 16, 1977, the corporation's founders were Bob Miner, Ed Oates, and current Chief Executive Officer, Larry Ellison. Its move to Seattle offers Oracle significant benefits. The city plays an important part in the cloud computing arena and Oracle is targeting the city's entrepreneurs and startups. An official launch will take place at a HackerX event held on 29 July 2014.

“Oracle is committed to providing organizations with the industry’s broadest and most advanced cloud portfolio,” explained Oracle's Vice President, Product Management, Prashant Ketkar. “By opening this state-of-art facility, we are equipped to aggressively build out new cloud services. Seattle has a deep pool of talented engineers with its rich history of innovation and is the perfect location for us to harness that talent in order to accelerate our cloud investments.” — “We are building a team of rock star engineers who want to shape the next-generation, cutting-edge public cloud,” said Don Johnson, senior director, product development. “Equally important, this is a unique opportunity to build the culture from the ground up–like a startup, but with the resources of a company and customer base that can influence the market.”

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