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May 28, 2013  5:00 PM

Server revenue down overall; Oracle server hardware loses share



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle server hardware

Gartner reported server revenue and shipment numbers today, and the numbers don't look good for Oracle server hardware....

December 18, 2012  9:41 PM

Oracle revenue up 3%, but hardware revenue continues slide



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Ellison, Exadata, Larry Ellison, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, Oracle hardware, Oracle revenue, Oracle server hardware

Oracle just released its quarterly financial statement showing that revenue was up 3% this past quarter, with software revenue up 17% and support revenue and license updates up 7%. But hardware products and support continued their revenue decline. They brought in $1.3 billion, down 16% since the...


June 18, 2012  11:47 PM

Does Oracle’s hardware story add up?



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle server hardware

Not long after Oracle agreed to acquire Sun Microsystems in 2009, its hardware story went something like this: Commodity servers have low profit margins, while big servers that Oracle took to calling...


September 26, 2011  1:46 PM

Oracle to announce Sparc T4 SuperCluster Monday



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle server hardware, Oracle Sparc, Oracle Sun, SuperCluster

Oracle will announce a new Sparc T4-based SuperCluster on Monday in an effort to fight for share of the multibillion-dollar Unix server market. The SuperCluster T4-4, as it is called, will run Solaris on top of the new Sparc T4 processor. The T4 is a 40-nanometer, eight-core CPU that is expected...


June 23, 2011  9:56 PM

Oracle’s revenue up 13%, hardware division still struggling



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle revenue, Oracle server hardware

Oracle announced its fourth-quarter earnings today, with every division reporting increased revenue except for hardware systems. Oracle tried to put a positive spin on Oracle Sun hardware, saying there are now more than 1,000 Oracle Exadata machines installed. Among them are big companies like...


February 28, 2011  4:58 PM

Oracle’s server hardware revenue, shipments in free fall



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle server hardware

Gartner's recent server numbers for the fourth quarter of 2010 show a stark difference between Oracle and the rest of the major server hardware vendors. Just about everyone else's revenue is rising while Oracle's continues to...


December 8, 2010  3:03 PM

New Oracle-Sun blade servers geared for virtualization



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
blade servers, Oracle server hardware, Sparc

Oracle today rolled out two new blade servers. One is an Intel Xeon-based blade, while the other has Sparc T3 processors. Here are the specs: Intel Xeon blade (Sun Blade...

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December 2, 2010  2:41 PM

Gartner: Oracle only major server vendor to see drop in revenue, but who cares?



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle server hardware

According to the most recent Gartner worldwide server numbers, Oracle was the only major server vendor to see a year-over-year server revenue drop in the third calendar quarter. Take a look: Table 1 Worldwide: Server Vendor...


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