Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Nov 2008 21:38 UTC, submitted by pantheraleo
Oracle and SUN The world hasn't been kind to Sun for quite a while now, but with the economic downturn, things are getting worse. Sun announced today that it will be laying off 18% of its workforce, or about 6000 people. In addition, it was announced that Sun's software chief Rich Green has resigned for reasons that were not stated, although as part of Sun's reorganization and cost cutting efforts, many departments are being merged, and the software division is being restructured and reorganized.
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RE[5]: Sun performances...
by akrosdbay on Tue 18th Nov 2008 06:56 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Sun performances..."
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Alas, I can't see that being anything other than a niche, the workloads of the majority of organisations don't stay uniform, circumstances change and with advances in x86 machines with multiple cores you question the shelf life of a machine in a year or two that cost your company a lot of money. You're going to look pretty incompetent when your company wants to throw a somewhat new workload at your Niagaras and they fall over...........Niagara falls. Even Sun's consultants are careful where they sell them.

May be you can explain why Sun's CMT business is growing double and triple digits YoY if there really is no demand for it?

Edited 2008-11-18 07:04 UTC

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