Oracle and Ravello have entered into an agreement whereby Ravello will be acquired by Oracle as noted in a February 22 blog post by Rami Tamir, CEO of Ravello Systems (Ravello). The Ravello team will become part of the Oracle Public Cloud group and Ravello’s technology will be integrated into the Oracle Cloud. Ravello’s proprietary, nested HVX hypervisor allows customers to replicate application infrastructures within public clouds in conjunction with a rich visual interface used for creating a blueprint of an application and its constituent parameters. As a result, Ravello customers can migrate applications to public clouds without costly re-architectures through a simple, drag and drop user interface. The acquisition of Ravello by Oracle represents a huge coup for the Oracle Public Cloud given the uniqueness of Ravello’s nested virtualization technology as an enabling tool for migrating workloads to the public cloud for dev and test use cases, disaster recovery, production usage or even or security, penetration and malware testing. By acquiring Ravello Sytems, Oracle promises to integrate cloud portability into its product offerings and subsequently differentiate itself from Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and the Google Public Cloud. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed but VentureBeat claims that Oracle paid $500M for Ravello Systems.