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NetSuite, the Larry Ellison SaaS company, is buying OpenAir, the 56-man shop that is supposed to be the leader in on-demand professional services automation, for $26 million cash, net of the cash on the acquisition’s balance sheet. NetSuite says it probably won’t be able recognize most of the deferred revenue on OpenAir’s balance sheet so the acquisition will add to its losses this year. It is now projecting non-GAAP losses of $2.5 million-$3.5 million (four-six cents) on revenues of $156 million-$159 million. Having learned from Larry’s experience with PeopleSoft, NetSuite is promising to support OpenAir’s software for the next 10 years and not force OpenAir customer to migrate to NetSuite products. Tearing a page out of Oracle’s book, the idea is to continue to peddle OpenAir kit standalone as well as integrate it with NetSuite via Web Services and add OpenAir featu... (more)

Cloud Computing - Yahoo, HP & Intel Embark on Joint Cloud Research

Yahoo, HP and Intel are going to do cloud research together using a global, multi-data center, open source Cloud Computing Test Bed bigger than anything put together for such a purpose before, they said. The whole testbed could potentially scale to 24,000 cores, 18 terabytes of memory and 9 petabytes of disk, roughly 164 teraFLOPS of power, big enough, the threesome said, for Internet-scale tests, at least tests of short duration. There will be six - God willing always-available - sites: one at each of the vendors and one each at the state-run Infocomm Development Authority of ... (more)

EMC Buys SourceLabs Pieces for its Cloud Infrastructure

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 For reasons it won't explain EMC has bought some of the assets of SourceLabs - what exactly it won't say - and hired some of its people - who exactly it won't comment on - for its opaque Cloud Infrastructure Business. That's the unit that'll be run by Harel Kodesh, the ex-Microsoft veteran EMC just hired a couple of weeks ago out of Amdocs, the telecom billing, CRM and order management ISV and outsourcer. SourceLabs, which had Microsoft connections despite its open source bent, continues to operate as a standalone business, EM... (more)

Oracle Takes Out Ad to Sun Customers

Oracle bought a hard-to-miss piece of the front page of the Wall Street Journal Thursday to run an ad apparently in hopes of arresting the increasing erosion in Sun’s server business. The bulleted ad is addressed to Sun customers and says Oracle “plans to spend more money developing Sparc than Sun does now; spend more money developing Solaris than Sun does now; have more than twice as many hardware specialists selling and servicing Sparc/Solaris systems than Sun does now; [and] dramatically improve Sun’s hardware performance by tightly integrating Oracle software with Sun hardwa... (more)

Source Claims SCO Will Sue Google

A source claiming to be in the know says that the SCO Group is going to sue Google for not paying its Linux taxes. Last week SCO threatened to make an example of a big-time Linux user that hadn't paid SCO the license fees it's demanding and take it to court for copyright infringement. SCO has not disclosed the identity of its mark and SCO CEO Darl McBride claimed Tuesday that a decision on what company to target wasn't final yet. He said SCO and its lawyers were working with "a short list" of "seven or eight" names. McBride declined to say whether Google's name was on it, but ano... (more)