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Posted by Richard Fichera on August 3, 2012
This week the California courts handed down a nice present for HP — a verdict confirming that Oracle was required to continue to deliver its software on HP’s Itanium-based Integrity servers. This was a major victory for HP, on the face of it giving them the prize they sought — continued availability of Oracle’s eponymous database on their high-end systems.
However, HP’s customers should not immediately assume that everything has returned to a “status quo ante.” Once Humpty Dumpty has fallen off the wall it is very difficult to put the pieces together again. As I see it, there are still three major elephants in the room that HP users must acknowledge before they make any decisions:
So the game is not over, and before HP Integrity users relax and return to business as usual, they need to wait for the final resolution of the legal actions, as well as closure and specificity on what will be delivered and when in the case of an eventual HP victory.
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