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Oracle’s Secret Plan for Sun

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is reportedly determined to turn Oracle-Sun into a cloud-based company

If Oracle hasn't been exactly forthcoming with its reportedly three-year plan for Sun, it's because it's still trying to figure out exactly what it is.

Like what it's really going to do about the Sparc chip, for instance.

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, who's orchestrating things even if co-president Chuck Phillips is nominally in charge of integration from the Oracle side, is reportedly determined to exploit the cloud phenomenon and turn Oracle-Sun into a cloud-based company by making sure he's got Oracle's whole software stack on network-based appliances built by Sun.

He's also reportedly quite taken with Sun's container-based Modular Datacenter, expecting to do better with it than Sun has.

Oh, by the way, Sun shareholders get to make their mark on the ballot asking them if they want to sell the joint to Oracle on July 16. Ah-ah, no ballot box stuffing now.

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