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 Valley giant.
Here are some ITWorldCanada stories that help you trace back the developments.
SLIDE SHOW: Oracle’s 5 biggest industry-shaking moves
Shane Schick, ITWorldCanada editor-in-chief, looks back in admiration at Sun Microsystem’s “dogged determination” and “potential for success” in his blog post: Sun also rises, redux
Despite the collapse of an earlier deal with IBM, Paolo Del Nibletto, CDN editor, says its “no retreat, no surrender for Sun.”
Sun introduces open cloud amid IBM takeover talk
Original MySQL developer, Michael ‘Monty’ Widenius ends a rocky relationship with Sun to start his own company to be named Monty Program Ab
Sun Microsystems’ fresh cloud services offerings places the company in direct competition with Amazon Web Services
Sun Microsystems Inc. is encouraging developers interested in Java to download the source code and play with it — for free.