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Oracle and Sun to bring low cost computing to India

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Oracle India and Sun Microsystems India have announced their intention to bring low cost computing to customers in India.

The announcement comes a month after both the companies announced their global strategy to redefine low cost computing for the enterprise by offering ‘uncompromising choice, innovation and value’ to the customer.

It was also announced that the joint efforts would also focus on providing solutions for the growing BFSI and telecom sectors in the country. Speaking on the occasion, Bhaskar Pramanik, MD, Sun Microsystems India, said, “We are all set to define TCO as Taking Cost Out of an enterprise. For this, we will be attacking cost from all angles including data centers apart from working at increasing utilization, simplicity and increased security for mobile devices.”

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Pramanik also said that Sun would be bringing out its much-touted Madhatter project as part of its low cost offer for desktops in September this year.

As per the announcement, Oracle would run on Sun’s OS including Solaris SPARC, Solaris x86 and Linux 86 and the two companies would bring their individual products of Oracle Collaboration Suite and Sun’s StarOffice software to make it less costlier than the market alternatives. 

Demonstrating the cost advantages of the combined offering Pramanik said, “India is a desktop country. There are almost two million pieces sold every year. With open standard software applications there is a lot we can do to cut cost. In fact, we can cut costs in excess of 70 to 80 percent for each desktop brought into the market.”

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Commenting on their focus on the BFSI and telecom segments, Shekhar Dasgupta, MD, Oracle India, said, “Last year the business volume for the BFSI segment was $ 34 billion. Similarly, the telecom sector has also been experiencing tremendous growth. Both segments have also been increasingly realizing a need for centralized database management. With a significant investment in technology from both sectors, we see a huge opportunity and a great future for the combined activity.”

He added that the partnership would work towards ensuring lesser TCO and higher ROI for every customer by addressing the entire are of systems and application software. This would include the Real Application Cluster where applications can be built in clusters for better scalability, an efficient front-end messaging set up and a reliable form of knowledge management.

Both Dasgupta and Pramanik also reiterated their commitment to Linux while stressing that the partnership did not entail any revenue sharing.

Cyber News Service

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