IBM Bidding for Sun Microsystems: Linux and MySQL - The Big Winners?

Posted by thevarguy2 on Mar 18, 2009 7:18 PM EDT
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Reports are swirling that IBM is seeking to acquire Sun Microsystems for at least $6.5 billion. But if a deal happens, what does that mean for the future of Solaris, SPARC, MySQL and other technologies that overlap with IBM’s core product portfolio? The VAR Guy offers four predictions about the potential IBM/Sun combo. And yes, Linux dominates the conversation. Here's the scoop.

Reports are swirling that IBM is seeking to acquire Sun Microsystems for at least $6.5 billion. But if a deal happens, what does that mean for the future of Solaris, SPARC, MySQL and other technologies that overlap with IBM’s core product portfolio? The VAR Guy offers four predictions about the potential IBM/Sun combo. And yes, Linux dominates the conversation. Here's the scoop.

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Positives abound, yet... vainrveenr 10 1,689 Mar 20, 2009 1:08 AM

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