Red Hat Helps IBM Pursue Sun Customers
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VAR Guy for this link. ]
"You already know IBM is pursuing Sun
Microsystems’ customer base. But here’s a twist: Red
Hat and its channel partners seem to be helping IBM pursue
Sun’s customers. It’s all part of a fierce, sometimes
emotional battle between Red Hat and the Oracle-Sun camp.
Here’s the scoop, from The VAR Guy.
"First, the obvious: When Oracle moved to acquire Sun, rival
hardware vendors like IBM worked overtime to win over Sun’s
customers. IBM claims more than 800 customers switched from
Sun/Oracle and HP to IBM in 2009, according to the Times Herald
Record. Sounds impressive."