Sun has bought Q-layer, a Belgium-originated data centre-as-a-service company, to bolster its cloud computing offering. The purchase price was not revealed. Q-layer was founded in 2005 by Niko Nelissen, now business development VP, and Kristof De Spiegeleer, now CTO. The CEO is Matthew Powell, appointed in July, 2008, and the …
Will this be like how Sun handled Cobalt?
I think it's time already to grow up and forget about old Sun and get used to new Sun... this will most probably be like Aduva, SeeBeyond, StorageTek, MySQL or Innotek acquisitions... all of their IP are part of Sun's current offerings.... no, more than that, are the core offerings, together with their servers and solaris/opensolaris
it fits perfectly well, first with Q-Layer's DC-OS being based on opensolaris and second with Sun's Virtualbox and xVM Server... they have everything covered in the cloud
Datacenter Hardware + Virtualization products + and awesome OS (with ZFS, COMSTAR, Crossbow... and more) + MySQL for databases + Java for application servers + QLayer's NephOS and PyMonkey... yeah, I'm pretty sure this will end well
Sun on the way back...
Stock is over 5$ again and look at all those positive comments about Solaris:
Yeah, been climbing for a while now. Java FX, Solaris 10 update 6 (ZFS root!!), OpenSolaris 2008.11, updates to VirtualBox, Sun Storage 7000 machines, mid-range SPARC64 machine and T3120 just around the corner, and Sun Ray software 4.1 - totally, totally spoiled on cool stuff from Sun over the last few months and no way it could have been ignored for long :)
Don't forget identity!
@AC2 - don't forget Waveset - Waveset Lighthouse became Sun Identity Manager - still the cornerstone of Sun's (very successful) identity & access management product line.
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