Oracle announces next-gen Sun systems

The company has announced the next generation of Sun's x86 Clustered Systems, including rackmount servers and blades

Oracle on Monday introduced a refreshed line of x86 Clustered Systems, moving forward on rolling out its roadmap for integration of Sun and upping its competitive game against the companies like IBM.

The announcement of the next-gen Sun Fire x86 Clustered Systems, which includes rackmount servers, blades and a 10GbE cluster fabric, are designed for customers that run a mix of both Oracle and non-Oracle workloads across a group of systems.

The move advances the strategy that the company modeled last year. Last autumn, Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison said he was modeling the new Oracle — the one after the Sun acquisition — after an IBM model that combines both hardware and software, a complete package that gets away from the industry's focus of selling components only.

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