NZ partners say Oracle buy could end uncertainty for Sun

Sun/Oracle partners look forward to reassurance over Sun ownership

Sun Microsystems’ local distributor Express Data and partner Eagle Technology say Oracle’s acquisition could give Sun a more positive outlook after doubts about its future.

Oracle’s acquisition followed a bid by IBM that failed to come to fruition.

The deal, which was made public on April 21, places Oracle into the hardware market and makes Sun the latest company to be subsumed by the Silicon Valley giant.

Representatives from both Sun and Oracle New Zealand declined to comment on the acquisition from a local perspective, however Express Data general manager of sales and marketing Paul Plester says from his company’s point of view, a time of uncertainty and confusion over Sun’s ownership has ended.

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