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Impact: If Oracle/Sun Merger Doesn't Happen

Saying he is usually not one to pass along rumors, VRM contributor Jon William Toigo made an exception when he wrote on his Nov. 15 "DrunkenData.com" blog, speculating on the ongoing merger of Sun and Oracle, and writing:

While I was in LA, several folks were again making observations I had heard while I was with some financial analysts in Wall Street a couple of weeks back.  Everyone keeps saying that problems have cropped up in the Sun acquisition by Oracle.  If true, and if for some reason the acquisition does not take place, the recent layoffs by Sun would likely leave the company non-viable when the dust settles. 

If you are a Sun shop today, that might mean something to you.

What impact would the failure of Sun and Oracle to complete their merger have on the virtualization market? And if you're a Sun shop, are you worried or coming up with a game plan for a worst-case scenario? Let me know what you think here or by e-mail.

Posted by Bruce Hoard on 11/17/2009 at 12:48 PM


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