Oracle signals the end for OpenSolaris

Oracle Corp. appeared to confirm this week what many in the computer industry already suspected: The OpenSolaris project is dead.Oracle laid out its Solaris strategy in an internal memo that was leaked to the

Published on: August 16th, 2010 James Niccolai

Deal done, Oracle now reassures Sun users

On its first full day as owner of Sun Microsystems Inc., Oracle Corp. late last month moved quickly to convince users that it's time to stop worrying about the future of the acquired

Published on: February 8th, 2010 Patrick Thibodeau

Oracle, European Commission spar over Sun merger

The fate of the Solaris operating system and Java programming language may be in the hands of an unelected European political body. Earlier this week, the European Commission sent a statement of objections to

Published on: November 11th, 2009 Paul Mellor

Customers, resellers worried about Oracle-Sun deal

Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison took the stage Tuesday to sell the company's upgraded database and storage server product, Exadata Database Machine V2, with "Sun Oracle" prominently displayed on it. The co-branded, co-developed

Published on: September 16th, 2009 Patrick Thibodeau

Novell targets Sun virtualization customers

Novell Inc. is targeting Sun Microsystems Inc. customers after announcing its virtual migration software now offers physical-to-virtual support for Solaris 10 OS users. The company said Platespin Migrate 8.1 is a significant update

Published on: July 16th, 2009 Rafael Ruffolo

Oracle agrees to buy Sun for US$7.4B

Oracle has signed a deal to purchase Sun Microsystems for US$7.4 billion, plunging the enterprise software vendor into the hardware market and making Sun the latest company to be subsumed by the Silicon

Published on: April 19th, 2009 Elizabeth Montalbano

Internet in a box — a Blackbox, that is

A non-profit organization that creates an archive of the Internet by taking snapshots of every Web site recently moved its three petabytes of data into a 20-foot-long shipping container, a modular data centre

Published on: April 7th, 2009 Kathleen Lau

Sun rises on virtualization

It's not one of the first companies most IT managers associate with server virtualization, but Sun Microsystems' [Nasdaq: JAVA] virtualization strategy is broad enough and adaptable enough to appeal to many customers who

Published on: May 8th, 2008 Deni Connor

Sun loses top exec to Adobe

Sun Microsystems Inc. will lose its top software executive to Adobe Systems Inc., the company confirmed Thursday. John Loiacono, who succeeded Jonathan Schwartz as executive vice president of software at Sun when Schwartz

Published on: March 19th, 2006 Elizabeth Montalbano