Feeds

PeopleSoft loves Linux

and IBM

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

New hybrid storage solutions

PeopleSoft says it will port its 170-strong portfolio to Linux by the end of the year. Executives took the opportunity to indulge in some colorful barbs at Microsoft, too.

"It's not that we're anti-Microsoft. We're pro-choice," CEO Craig Conway told customers at a PeopleSoft show this week. As CRN noted this was a backtrack from his earlier claim that "Unix broke the dependency on IBM mainframes, and Linux will break the dependency on Microsoft."

Conway alsosaid that "this is the beginning of the end of middleware," which is odd, because he's just inked an agreement to use IBM's Websphere and Java middleware in an extensive co-marketing venture with Big Blue. So who knows what he really meant?

The agreement extends to DB2, and is likely to drive more hardware sales for IBM

At one time considered a natural partner for Redmond, PeopleSoft has been touted as an acquisition target for Microsoft in the past. Talk stopped when Redmond inked a deal with Siebel last year. Microsoft's move into back office business applications began with Great Plains in 2001, and continued with Navision. Acquiring the company would give competitor Larry Ellison pause for thought. A very brief pause, we suspect, followed by lots of shouting.

A question for readers: does this make PeopleSoft's acquisition more or less likely?

Related Stories

Microsoft confirms Navision acquisition

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Not appy with your Chromebook? Well now it can run Android apps
Google offers beta of tricky OS-inside-OS tech
New 'Cosmos' browser surfs the net by TXT alone
No data plan? No WiFi? No worries ... except sluggish download speed
Greater dev access to iOS 8 will put us AT RISK from HACKERS
Knocking holes in Apple's walled garden could backfire, says securo-chap
NHS grows a NoSQL backbone and rips out its Oracle Spine
Open source? In the government? Ha ha! What, wait ...?
Google extends app refund window to two hours
You now have 120 minutes to finish that game instead of 15
Intel: Hey, enterprises, drop everything and DO HADOOP
Big Data analytics projected to run on more servers than any other app
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.