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Bandwidth issues hinder cloud; Oracle-Sun deal prompts license review

Headlines: Bandwidth concerns waylay cloud deployments; other IT channel news.

IT channel news in brief for May 26, 2009

Bandwidth concerns waylay cloud deployments

The proliferation of broadband connectivity has enabled many Software as a Service deployments, but bandwidth still remains a bottleneck to cloud computing, according to Michelle Munson, CEO of Aspera, a file transfer optimization company.

Speaking at Interop last week, Munson said bandwidth will determine the ability of large consumers to cost-effectively move into the cloud, and that for many, the move simply won't be worth it, according to SearchCloudComputing.com.

Oracle-Sun shops brace for license review

If the Oracle-Sun deal is finalized this summer as expected, IT shops expect Oracle to take a close look at existing Oracle license deals.

"Oracle will use this merger as an excuse to revisit these contracts," John Handy, a database administrator with a large Chicago-based financial institution told SearchOracle.com.

"They did it after the PeopleSoft and JD Edwards deals," Handy said. "They'll come in to make sure you are not using more [Oracle] software than you should. And if you have Sun software, they'll start poking around that stuff too."

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