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Judge sides with Hewlett-Packard, rules that Oracle must continue porting software to Itanium

Oracle plans to appeal the ruling

A California court on Wednesday ordered Oracle to continue porting its software to the Intel Itanium chips used by Hewlett-Packard in a number of its servers.

Last year, Oracle, which competes with HP in the hardware market but shares many customers with the vendor, announced it would cease supporting Itanium.

HP filed suit in June 2011, maintaining that Oracle was contractually bound to continue supporting Itanium.

"Last March, Oracle made an engineering decision to stop future software development on the Itanium chip," Oracle said in a statement. "We made the decision as we became convinced that Itanium was approaching its end of life and we explained our rationale to customers. Nothing in the Court's preliminary opinion changes that fact."

Oracle plans to appeal the judge's ruling.

(More to follow.)

Chris Kanaracus covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Chris' email address is Chris_Kanaracus@idg.com


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