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Sep 8 2010   9:17PM GMT

Maybe HP won’t resell Oracle VM after all

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele

Remember back in July, when Dell and Hewlett-Packard made the surprising news that they would resell Oracle VM and other Oracle software? I even wrote a clever blog post comparing the whole thing to “Inception” and asking, “Are Dell and HP REALLY reselling Oracle VM, or is it all in my mind?”

Well, it looks like the whole HP part of that equation may be on hold. As you know by now, HP fired former CEO Mark Hurd, who was promptly hired by his good buddy Larry Ellison to be a president at Oracle, and now HP is suing Hurd for joining its rival/partner.

In response, Ellison has gone all “oh no they didn’t!” and released a tersely worded statement calling the lawsuit “vindictive.”

“The HP board is making it virtually impossible for Oracle and HP to continue to cooperate and work together in the IT marketplace,” the statement says. So I guess that means you shouldn’t look for Oracle VM on HP servers any time soon.

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