Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Data Center Strategies: Oracle Buys Virtual Iron

Oracle’s manifest-destiny-by-acquisition strategy continues; see the full Burton Group post for more analysis (also see a related post by Burton Group's Drue Reeves)

This morning, Oracle announced its intent to purchase Virtual Iron with the acquisition expecting to close this summer. I had blogged about this just over two months ago when some rumors had hit the street of a possible acquisition by Oracle and what that would mean. So let’s recap what this means:
1. First and foremost, if Oracle keeps the Virtual Iron product in tact plus its distribution channel, this will signal a move down market for Oracle. Virtual Iron is a channel only product targeted at the small to medium enterprise market. This is a market dominated by the likes of Microsoft and not Oracle. Virtual Iron had done very well in this market until Microsoft launched Hyper-v […]

Data Center Strategies: Oracle Buys Virtual Iron

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