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Oracle, NetApp Drop ZFS Patent Suit 66

An anonymous reader writes "It seems Oracle and NetApp have kissed and made up over the ZFS patent lawsuit. Before Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems, NetApp sued Sun claiming ZFS infringed on its patents. Sun later sued NetApp back. From today, all is forgotten and Oracle and NetApp are friends. NetApp CEO Tom Georgens even said the two companies have shared a 'common vision' focused on providing solutions that reduce IT cost and complexity. Both companies now want collaboration between them to continue."
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Oracle, NetApp Drop ZFS Patent Suit

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  • Re:Great! (Score:2, Informative)

    by Envy Life ( 993972 ) on Friday September 10, 2010 @11:11AM (#33534116)

    Hitachi dropped ORCL so ORCL has nothing in the way of real storage equip to sell or resell.

    You seem to have this reversed. Oracle terminated their Hitachi agreement when they finalized the Sun deal to focus on Sun storage products. For high end storage they may need to find a replacement, but from a pure business standpoint it makes sense for Oracle to try to focus on solutions using their own hardware.

To do two things at once is to do neither. -- Publilius Syrus