Top data center stories: Oracle angers Sun users

The third top data center story of 2010 details Sun users' discontent with Oracle and their Sun acquisition.

 

#3: Understatement of the year: Oracle angers Sun users


After the Oracle acquisition of Sun Microsystems, Uncle Larry and Co. added insult to injury, hiking Sun hardware support costs, killing OpenSolaris, and having the audacity to claim Sun customers were happy on an earnings call. “Oracle's across-the-board price increases, sudden changes in support policy structure and availability and lack of responsiveness to the current Sun user base will do nothing but hurt what's left of the company they just bought,” said one Sun partisan.

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This was first published in December 2010

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