One thing I’ve noticed from the Oracle acquisition is the re-focusing on Sun strengths around the engineering talent that Sun had: Solaris, Sparc, servers and technology integration and innovation. This talent also developed such cool things as zfs, dtrace, F5100 storage array, hybrid storage pools and unified storage.
As my MBA tutor tells me, one way to harness and move a company forward is to focus on the key strengths or core capabilities that an organization has. There can be a problem if you rely on the core capabilities too much they become core rigidities – which can be evidenced in Suns past, focusing too much on Sparc and proprietary servers, and at one point even dropping Solaris on x86.
It’s taken a while for some information to flow out but in the last week 2 items have come out which shows the ongoing work and strategies are there:
Oracle Solaris Podcasts
This is a new monthly podcast series hosted by Dan Roberts, giving a general update on Oracle Solaris including industry news, events and technology highlights. This episode features Bill Nesheim and Chris Armes, and provides an update of what’s been happening over the last few months and details on why Oracle Solaris is the best OS for x86-based servers: scalability, reliability and security. It also includes a brief overview of the new support offering for Oracle Solaris on third party x86 hardware.
Strategy for Oracle’s Sun Servers, Storage and Complete Systems: 9AM Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Join John Fowler, Executive Vice President, Systems, for a live update on the strategy and roadmap for Oracle’s Sun servers, storage and complete systems including Oracle Solaris.
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With some of these developments and others, the technology future certainly looks bright at Oracle.