Strategic Impact of Acquisitions: Oracle Acquisition of Virtual Iron Example

This week’s announcement of Oracle’s (NYSE: ORCL) acquisition of Virtual Iron caused a bit of a stir. Oracle’s press release is a bit vague and financial terms were not disclosed: http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/018535 The acquisition acknowledges an architectural shift toward a collapsed…

Should Google Outage Cause Change in Cloud Computing Strategy?

Google suffered an outage this week that left 14% of their users headed to sites in China rather than the US. As such, a traffic jam between the US & Asia ensued. Google’s SVP of Operations posted an update to…

Storage Failure in the Cloud

Is storage in the cloud a failure? I'll answer that further down...read on. It started with a story in the Boston Globe on March 21, 2009: http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2009/03/21/data_backup_firm_sues_2_hardware_suppliers/ That spawned a series of threads on the failure of Cloud Storage. Carbonite's…