While many in the industry have been writing off HP lately, the maker of expensive printer ink says that it is about to make a comeback, but has made Itanium part of its cunning plan.
Oracle has managed to delay its trial with HP, which is looking into whether it breached a contract over software support for servers running Intel's Itanium microprocessors.
Oracle has abruptly stopped "all software development" for Intel's Itanium microprocessor.
Microsoft's recent decision to end its support for Intel's Itanium architecture may indicate a paradigm business shift towards cloud computing and virtualization.
Microsoft will be halting support for Intel's Itanium architecture on its upcoming Windows Server, SQL Server and Visual Studio 2010 platforms.