Today in Cloud

Remember in March, when Sun announced it would be rolling out its own open-source-based cloud, the cloud that was supposed to spearhead cloud interoperability? Well, Oracle has finally commented on the fate of the Sun Cloud — it’s killing it. This strikes me as shortsighted on Oracle’s part. While it can sell systems to customers — including cloud providers — for the time being, a mass shift to the cloud could slow sales in the long term. Oracle is striving to be the IBM of yesterday, while IBM has its eyes on the future. Who wins in the end?