At the CloudBeat conference today, we caught up with Oracle VP Rick Schultz and asked him to elaborate on Oracle’s upcoming public cloud offering.

Fresh off a session about public and private cloud technologies, Schultz spoke about the importance of choice for Oracle’s customers — choice in layers of cloudiness (if you will), choice in public and private options, et cetera.

And while Schultz says private cloud offerings tend to be the most popular choice right now for Oracle’s customers, interest in a public cloud option has markedly increased recently — a trend Schultz expects to continue.

Stay tuned for more from CloudBeat today, and check out other interviews with luminaries we’ve met with so far at the conference.