Oracle-Sun Merger Creates New Data Storage Player

Article Source Enterprise Storage Forum

Today’s surprising news that Oracle will acquire Sun Microsystems means that the data storage industry suddenly has a new ‚Äî and formidable ‚Äî player.

“Our customers have been asking us to step up to a broader role to reduce complexity, risk and cost by delivering a highly-optimized standards-based product stack,” Oracle president Charles Phillips wrote in a letter to partners and customers. “Oracle plans to deliver these benefits by offering a broad range of products, including servers and storage, with all the integrated pieces: hardware operating system, database, middleware and applications…”