Sun made the announcement this afternoon after the markets closed that they are going to "cut up to 5,000 jobs in restructuring".
What will this mean to the ECM market??? Well after reading Jonathan Schwartz's Weblog article looking for clues, the only hting that jumped out at me was the following:
"we will build all products at Sun from Java, Solaris, StorageTek and from our newly unified SPARC and x64 SunFire platforms."
"three products that represent the future of such systems innovations. The recently unveiled Niagara servers, the StorageTek Titanium archive platform; and lastly, an upcoming extension to our NAS offerings, code named Thumper."
"announcing in late June – code name Thumper. Thumper is a SunFire server, running Solaris and its 128-bit ZFS file system, that packs 24 Terabytes of storage into a miniature package – allowing Solaris and Java applications to run directly on the storage device at breathtaking speed and price points."
Not sure but this last product sounds like a competitive offering to EMCs Centera storage solution.
If so then Sun may be trying to position these offerings into their larger enterprise clients for large global ECM solutions and the ASP providers who may be offering hosted ECM.
I will be watching to see if there are any more clues over the next few days.
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