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Oracle-Sun Merger Creates New Data Storage Player

Apr 21, 2009, 12:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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""Our customers have been asking us to step up to a broader role to reduce complexity, risk and cost by delivering a highly-optimized standards-based product stack," Oracle president Charles Phillips wrote in a letter to partners and customers. "Oracle plans to deliver these benefits by offering a broad range of products, including servers and storage, with all the integrated pieces: hardware operating system, database, middleware and applications."

"The deal is much more likely to clear antitrust hurdles than Sun's proposed merger with IBM (NYSE: IBM), which fell apart two weeks ago.

"But Wedbush Morgan analyst Kaushik Roy doesn't necessarily think that's a good thing.

""IBM was a better strategic fit for Sun," he said. "Now Oracle is getting into totally new markets in which they have no expertise or history. I am skeptical."

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