Sun Microsystems was elevating its presence in the cloud with the acquisition of Q-layer, which is in the business of automation of cloud computing deployments. Q-layer became part of Sun’s cloud computing unit in 2007.
Q-layer’s technology simplifies and automates the deployment and management of both public and private clouds and allows users to quickly provision and deploy applications, a key component in Sun’s refocused strategy, - Acquired by SUN Microsystems (now Oracle) in 2009 - More than 3x return in 2 years for investors
- First company in the world with ground-breaking cloud computing automation software
- When acquired, Q-layer had committed revenue from customers in excess of $6.5 million
- Q-layer was the last acquisition in the history of SUN Microsystems, before Oracle acquired it
- SUN Microsystems acquired Q-layer to be the foundation of their new cloud strategy
- Incubaid was advisor for Sun’s global cloud positioning and strategy
- Their cloud strategy was seen as last attempt for SUN to reinvent itself