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Sun's Data Storage 'Startup'

May 06, 2009, 18:31 (0 Talkback[s])
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"With $127 million in billings in the last four quarters, just a small part of Sun's $2 billion data storage business, the Open Storage program might not be big enough to have much of an effect on Sun's overall business, but Lovell said he and other members of the team have joked about what a good startup the program would make.

""If this was a startup, we'd be having celebrations in the street," he said.

"But the timing of the program -- coming as Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) prepares to acquire the company -- makes its success more a symbol of what might have been."

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