Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Oracle sniffing around Citrix, HP around Rambus • The Register

2010 is likely to see a lot of major acquisition activity.  Weird to think that Citrix would likely cost more than Sun; see the full article for details.

According to the Briefing.com rumor mongering financial news site, software giant Oracle - not even finished with its $7.4bn acquisition of Sun Microsystems - is sniffing around middleware and virtualization maker Citrix Systems and may be interested in acquiring the company.

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Oracle likes to be in control, as it soon will be with Java, so why not with x64-based server virtualization as well as application streaming and desktop virtualization? Oracle is a good fit for Citrix. But then again, Novell and Citrix could also merge. And as El Reg has pointed out more than once, IBM needs Novell and Citrix as much as Oracle might. Perhaps more.

Oracle sniffing around Citrix, HP around Rambus • The Register

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