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Oracle enhances its desktop virtualization offering

The company claims that Oracle Secure Global Desktop supports the broadest range of applications, including Web-based applications and standard Windows, Linux, UNIX, System i and System z applications. Is it worth considering? Yes, if you use Oracle products.

August 31, 2012 by

VMware, Nicira and a holistic view of virtualization

Virtualization is far more than merely creating virtual servers or virtual clients. It is a range of technology that spans the entire software stack. Over time, VMware has moved from a one trick pony to having a strong portfolio of virtualization technology. Only IBM, HP, Microsoft and Oracle have a stronger portfolio.

July 24, 2012 by

Solaris 11 takes Sun's OS to the cloud

Oracle has released version 11 of Solaris, the Unix-based operating system the company acquired when it purchased Sun Microsystems in 2010.The software, made generally available on Wednesday, was billed by Oracle in a statement as "the first cloud operating system".

November 10, 2011 by

Dell takes a swipe at HP

Michael Dell stressed the benefits of making and selling PCs in his keynote at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, in contrast to his company's chief rival HP which has mulled spinning off its PC division.Dell, chief executive of Dell, said on Tuesday that economies of scale from building PCs helped Dell keep component costs for servers low and alluded to HP's statement about potentially spinning off its Personal Systems Group.

October 4, 2011 by

Oracle shrinks Exadata for small businesses

Oracle has released a hardware appliance built on top of x86 servers, after its chief executive, Larry Ellison, said he didn't care if that portion of the business went bust.The Oracle Database Appliance is a 4U box with pre-installed Oracle Linux and Oracle appliance manager software, Oracle said on Wednesday.

September 22, 2011 by

Attachmate finalises Novell takeover

The company's $2.2bn takeover of Novell has gone through, after regulators gave their approval to the sale of Novell's patents to a consortium featuring Microsoft, Apple, EMC and Oracle

April 28, 2011 by

Novell open-source patent sale clears final hurdle

German and US regulators have given their approval to the creation of a consortium, featuring Microsoft, EMC, Apple and Oracle, that will buy hundreds of open-source patents from Novell.On Wednesday, the Bundeskartellamt (Federal Cartel Office, or FCO) said it had cleared the creation of CPTN Holdings, which will buy 882 patents from Novell.

April 20, 2011 by

Novell patent sale clears US regulatory hurdle

Novell's sale of hundreds of open-source patents to a consortium featuring Microsoft, Apple, Oracle and EMC has become more likely to go through, as the US Department of Justice has failed to block the sale.The antitrust division of the Department of Justice (DoJ) had made Novell and the consortium, CPTN Holdings, agree to not carry the sale through until 12 April, so the DoJ could review the sale.

April 14, 2011 by

Oracle and Fujitsu deepen Sparc partnership

Oracle and Fujitsu hope to boost the performance of Sparc hardware-based Unix servers fifteen-fold over the next five years.On Tuesday, the two companies announced a roadmap for Oracle's M-series servers that they say will give that performance jump.

February 10, 2011 by

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