Friday, May 7, 2021

Oracle Ending Itanium Support Is Hurting HP Server Sales

eWeek: In its most recent quarterly results, HP’s revenue from high-end server sales fell 9 percent year-over-year and 16 percent from the previous quarter. HP executives place the blame for the poor performance on Oracle’s decision to stop supporting HP’s Itanium servers. The two companies share around 140,000 customers, most of whom run Oracle software on HP servers.

HP is not ready to throw in the towel on Itanium, though. “We firmly believe that [HP’s] Itanium-based server platform is by far the best in the industry, and we have fully committed to its future,” said HP CEO Leo Apotheker. “In fact, it is the strength of this platform that is likely behind Oracle’s approach to drive customers away from HP technology.”

HP has sued Oracle over its decision to drop Itanium support.

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