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January 27, 2010  2:01 PM

Big Oracle Sun event today



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center, Oracle, Sun Microsystems

Starting at noon ET today, Oracle will kick off a five-hour event in California that will outline its plans for Sun Microsystems' technology. Last week, Oracle received approval from the European...

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January 21, 2010  2:17 PM

European Commission approves Oracle acquisition of Sun



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center, Oracle, Sun Microsystems

The European Commission has approved the Oracle acquisition of Sun Microsystems, representing the last hurdle the database giant had to jump before the deal was done. It has been nine months since Oracle announced its intention to purchase Sun, but regulatory issues have stymied progress on the...


November 12, 2009  9:28 PM

More on the pending Oracle-Sun acquisition



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center, Oracle, Sun Microsystems

Earlier this week I wrote about the pending Oracle-Sun acquisition, and how Sun Microsystems customers were getting pretty tired of being in limbo, waiting around while antitrust regulatory agencies...


July 16, 2009  1:27 PM

Oracle-Sun merger likely to take some time, thanks to regulators



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Acquisition, Java, Oracle, Sun Microsystems

Though Sun shareholders may give the thumbs-up to a merger with Oracle in a meeting today, users shouldn't expect it to be complete for months, despite Oracle's claims and hopes. Two weeks ago, Oracle announced that the U.S. Justice...


June 16, 2009  5:56 PM

Sun Microsystems scraps Rock project as Oracle ownership nears



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Oracle, Rock processor, Sun Microsystems, UltraSparc processor

Sun Microsystems scrapped development efforts for the 16-core "Rock" UltraSparc processor, which the company once hoped would help them compete against chips from IBM and...


May 12, 2009  6:48 PM

Rackable acquires Silicon Graphics, takes SGI name



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
high performance computing, Oracle, Rackable Systems, SGI, Silicon Graphics, Sun Microsystems, Virtualization, x86 server

Rackable Systems completed its acquisition of Silicon Graphics, Inc. on Monday and oddly enough, Rackable will adopt SGI as its global name and brand, instead of the other way around.


February 19, 2009  5:15 PM

Sun Microsystems SPARC Enterprise T5440 server rocks, user says



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Fujitsu, SPARC Enterprise T5440 server, SPARC processor, Strato, Sun Microsystems

Sun Microsystems, Inc.'s SPARC Enterprise T5440 server won the

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January 26, 2009  6:31 PM

AMD ships more efficient, faster versions of 45nm Opteron CPU



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
AMD Opteron, Dell, high performance processor, HP, power efficient processors, quad-core processor, Rackable Systems, Sun Microsystems

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is now shipping seven new versions of

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December 3, 2008  5:42 PM

Server sales suffer on economy, virtualization; vendors branching out



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
blade server, Blade servers, data center efficiency, data center services, DataCenter, HP, IBM, Sun Microsystems, virtual machines, Virtualization, x86 server

With the U.S. economy in a recession, world economies suffering and virtualization adoption on the rise, it comes as no surprise that factory revenue in the x86 worldwide...


November 25, 2008  1:50 PM

Sun Microsystems provides storage, hard drive wiping services



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
data erasure, DataCenter, DataManagement, hard drive wiping, IT Asset management, Sun Microsystems, x86 server

Last week I chatted with Michelle Dennedy, Chief Privacy Officer for Sun Microsystems Inc., about a new data erasure service the company is offering as part of Sun's recently


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