Oracle Commits to Sun Hardware

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jul 6, 2010

Six months after finalizing the deal to acquire Sun Microsystems, quarterly results show that Sun turned a profit for the first time in more than a year. Also reported in this story is that to make the hardware business more viable, Oracle has worked to eliminate commodity technology and focus instead on higher performance hardware such as Sparc servers and Sun Fire servers.

After Oracle's acquisition, Sun Microsystems has turned a profit for the first time in more than a year.

"Oracle's commitment to Sun hardware appears to be as strong as originally stated according to Miles, who predicted there will be more hardware like the Exadata Database Machine which Oracle and Sun developed before the acquisition of Sun was finalized.

"Such bespoke hardware and software combinations could allow Oracle to strengthen its position in different vertical industries by providing customers with technology that has been developed specifically for their industry."

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