Oracle Buys Virtual Iron
First Oracle bought Sun
(not sure if this deal is 100-percent final yet). That gained Oracle an array of hypervisors and virtual tools.
Now Oracle is buying Virtual Iron, a company with its own Xen-based hypervisor. My suspicion is Oracle doesn't care much about the hypervisors; that's all gone to VMware and Microsoft already. They want the management tools -- that's where the big bucks are.
As for the hypervisors, rather than compete with the big boys, it can set up hardware bundles with databases, ERP and virtualization.
Posted by Doug Barney on May 15, 2009 at 11:53 AM