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Oracle Shoots Down Sun Cloud

It doesn’t want to pursue the on-demand service, announced last March, a month before Oracle agreed to buy Sun

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Amazon's EC2 and S3 have nothing to fear from Sun. Oracle says it's going to blow the Amazon-aping Sun Open Cloud away.

It doesn't want to pursue the on-demand service, announced last March, a month before Oracle agreed to buy Sun, and promised for the summer, as a worldwide public cloud using OpenSolaris, Linux, Windows, Sun Grid Engine, ZFS, MySQL and Java running on Sparc and x86 blades complete with open APIs.

Oracle's chief corporate architect Edward Screven said, "We don't plan to be in the rent-by-minute computer business. We plan to provide technology for others that are in the rent-by-minute computer business and lots of other business you might call cloud computing."

Any interesting technologies Sun developed or bought for the thing like Belgian cloud player Q-layer's virtual data center widgetry will be sucked up into what Oracle product development VP Richard Sarwal called a "cloud-in-a-box."

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