Software from Q-layer is designed to help companies simplify the management and deployment of data center applications.
With its official entry into the cloud-computing arena, Sun gets ready to give Amazon and Google a run in what it hopes is a lucrative new market.
Even as Oracle kills off the critically acclaimed Sun cloud offering, it prepares a PR blitz to proclaim its cloud strategy: the software arms dealer to the cloud-computing stars.
Company bucks the moribund M&A market, buying Q-layer to enhance its cloud-computing portfolio. But will Sun be too soon to the cloud-computing market to effectively monetize it?
The company is pitching the "Open Web," which is both bigger and smaller than cloud computing, as its primary theme--one it is particularly well-suited to deliver against.