Friday, September 18, 2009

Oracle/Sun may resell Pillar arrays • Channel Register

More from the vertically integrated world of Larry Ellison

Pillar Data storage could be resold by Oracle's Sun hardware unit in an Oracle-Sun-Pillar combination, threatening Sun's existing HDS OEM deal.

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Pillar's Axiom array scales to 1.6PB of tiered storage which can be tuned to deliver different quality of storage service levels to applications. The company is a start-up run by Dr Mike Workman and funded by one venture capital firm, Tako Ventures, owned by Oracle boss Larry Ellison.

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Previously a Pillar source has suggested that Oracle could buy Pillar and combine it with Sun's storage operations. Either way Pillar would enjoy a greatly increased access to the market, and also access to possibly increased engineering resources.

Oracle/Sun may resell Pillar arrays • Channel Register

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