Oracle Updates Engineered Systems Portfolio

Oracle’s new X5 Engineered Systems portfolio is a bid by the company to provide lower-cost two-socket converged infrastructure systems running Linux at very competitive price points.

The plan with the X5 now is to have a lower price to more directly compete against Cisco UCS.

“We have a new strategy; we’re going to compete for the two-socket data center core business,” Ellison said. “From what I can tell the way you compete with two-socket servers running Linux is you just have the lowest price in the industry.”

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Oracle Goes After Cisco UCS

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

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