Thursday, May 07, 2009

Oracle won't divest Sun's hardware business

Ahh – so high-end servers are like iPhones…

"We are definitely not going to exit the hardware business," Ellison said in an email interview with Reuters. "If a company designs both hardware and software, it can build much better systems than if they only design the software. That's why Apple's (AAPL.O) iPhone is so much better than Microsoft (MSFT.O) phones."

His comments fly in the face of the belief of some analysts that Oracle, the world's largest database software maker, may divest Sun's server business and retain just its software assets, such as Java and Solaris.

Oracle won't divest Sun's hardware business

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