IBM loses out on the Sun Microsystems deal and then gets angry because Sun went with a better offer from Oracle. But in typical red faced angry toddler fashion if they can't have their way they are going to take their ball and go home and not be Sun's friend anymore.
This article describes how IBM has doubled the incentive for customers to dump Sun hardware in favor of their hardware. "IBM will offer customers $8,000 worth of software or services for every Sun Sparc processor ditched in favor of IBM Power servers. IBM previously offered $4,000 per processor for customers that made the switch. " This sounds like a great deal but its limited to their already overinflated software and professional services. How about hardware for hardware? Oh thats right. Hardware costs money. I wonder how much of those professional services will be serviced out of Banglore India?
Just Last week IBM announced plans to parner with Brocade because they are angry about Cisco selling their Unified Computing System. Article here in case you missed out. Seems like a pattern is emerging here.
If Dr Watson was alive today I wonder what he would say? I have a feeling that he would not approve of this behavior.