Don't "wait and see" when it comes to Oracle
The "wait and see" strategy is common and exactly what Oracle is hoping customer's will do with their Sun investment. While people are hoping the Oracle purchase of Sun will be a good thing, history tells a different story. Customers need to be pro-active because a wait and see attitude will only put them in a situation where they are captive to Oracle's pricing. Oracle bought BEA and within six months increased the prices 47%. Sun customers can expect the same future as Oracle moves Sun from a negative $500M profit company to a "$1.5B profit engine in year one".
In order to prepare yourself for the price increases and lower support you should talk to other hardware vendors now to be in a better position after the acquisition.
Increases in license costs and maintenance fees along with the discontinuation of products are in the short term of Sun customers.
Two news articles every Sun customer should read.
June 20, 2009 8:20 PM PDT
Oracle quickly and quietly kills Virtual Iron
BEA bears the brunt as Oracle hikes prices
Colin Barker, ZDNet UK
24 June 2008 08:20 AM
Start preparing for the end of the Sun today.....Cheers