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Sun and Oracle: The Next Era Begins
By: Admin, 13 Jan 2006
Sun Microsystems and Oracle kicked off the next phase of their 20+-year partnership on January 10 with a joint gathering of the companies' employees, hosted by Sun CEO Scott McNealy and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.
Several factors are driving the expanded relationship between the companies. With more than 3.6 million registered licenses, the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris 10 OS) has tremendous momentum--as do Sun's refreshed server lines, including the x64 AMD Opteron processor-based servers, and the recently launched multicore Sun Fire T1000 and Sun Fire T2000 servers with the CoolThreads technology. Oracle brings enterprise application and database strength to the table, as well as a new pricing model for multicore systems.
With these advantages working together, the two companies see new opportunities to drive the adoption of Sun and Oracle technologies, as well as to generate revenue.
Find out more at http://www.sun.com/2006-0111/feature/index.html.