Oracle must pay HP $ 3 billion due to stop Itanium support




Oracle HPE must pay compensation of $ 3 billion, so decided the jury in a lawsuit. Hewlett Packard Enterprise won the lawsuit against Oracle for a stop Itanium support already in 2012.

Intel Itanium 9550 Now that the decision on compensation has fallen, Oracle goes against both decisions appealed, as did leave the group told Reuters know . Hewlett Packard Enterprise showed himself delighted with the amount of compensation and said that Oracle had committed clear breaches of contract. HPE demanded $ 3 billion, which was allotted in full.

Oracle and HP are for years at odds with each other. In 2010, Oracle promised, at the departure of HP CEO Mark Hurd to Oracle, the company would continue to develop software for Itanium server CPUs. Oracle announced suddenly in 2011 that the support for Intel’s Itanium CPUs was discontinued. Microsoft and Red Hat did earlier.

HP was next to Intel the driving force behind Itanium, but sales decreased greatly after the partners turned their platform back. HP then claimed to have suffered significant damage due to the departure of Oracle. The promise of Oracle was a contract and the company has to adhere to that agreement, so decided the court in 2012. Oracle argued that the Itanium processors were already end-of-life. Intel has no new Itanium processors more released since late 2012.


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