Wondering what will become of Sun’s data center greening initiatives now that it’s getting gobbled up by database giant Oracle. The good news, according to Channel Insider, is that they’ll continue for the time being.
Sun’s partners will get a strong database and application play that they didn’t have before, while Oracle’s will get an OS, hardware and other software–plus all of Sun’s green, open-source and data center initiatives. Oracle has said that it plans to keep and continue to grow Sun’s hardware investments.
Indeed, the deal combines two technology giants and makes them more competitive in the data center and in cloud computing against the likes of IBM, Cisco and SAP, areas that are heating up even in this recessionary year.
Key phrase: “even in this recessionary year.”
So it’s a safe bet those programs will survive, perhaps even thrive, as data centers seek out improved levels of operational efficiency and the cost savings they bring. Ever heard of IBM’s Big Green or Cisco EnergyWise? Don’t want the competition hogging the green spotlight, after all…
Source: Channel Insider