Featured Articles

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple has finally unveiled its eagerly awaited smartwatch and surprisingly it has dropped the "i" from the brand, calling it simply…

More...
Skylake 14nm announced

Skylake 14nm announced

Kirk B. Skaugen, Senior Vice President General Manager, PC Client Group has showcased Skylake, Intel’s second generation 14nm architecture.

More...
Apple officially announces 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

Apple officially announces 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

The day has finally come and it appears that most rumors were actually spot on as Apple has now officially unveiled…

More...
CEO: Intel on target for 40m tablets

CEO: Intel on target for 40m tablets

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich just kicked off the IDF 2014 keynote and it started with a phone avatar, some Katy Perry…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 20 July 2010 11:10

Oracle's buy-out still creates more problems for Sun

Written by Nick Farell


Customers miffed
It is turning out that Oracle's buy out of Sun is causing more trouble for the hardware maker. It seems that customers are getting miffed that the software house does not really know what how to run a hardware outfit.

Sun customers appear to be frustrated by the lack of a detailed product roadmap for computer systems. Customers were confused about Oracle's product plans for Sun, and still waiting to hear specifics. Gartner analyst George Weiss in a report said that despite hearing a January 2010 webcast on Oracle's intentions with Sun, and various Oracle messages and advertisements, Gartner clients have told us of their frustrations with the Oracle and Sun sales teams. “Clients say that they are not getting straight and clear answers to the questions that are vital to their strategic IT planning efforts," noted Weiss.

According to Marketwatch customers are getting nervous that the company would stop developing future products in Sun's proprietary SPARC chip family, a more powerful and expensive chip line than server chips produced by Intel. Most users have concluded that UltraSPARC is not going anywhere and the question will Oracle decide to get out of the proprietary microprocessor business?

Oracle said that it will be addressing customers soon, possibly at the company's big user conference in September. Weiss also said that he now believes Oracle is not planning on phasing out Sun's SPARC technology.

Nick Farell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments