Oracle (ORCL +0.5%) acquires Nimbula, a developer of software for managing private clouds. The...

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Oracle (ORCL +0.5%) acquires Nimbula, a developer of software for managing private clouds. The purchase gives Oracle some technology and talent as it tries to develop a soup-to-nuts cloud solution for enterprises, and in doing so take on Microsoft, VMware, Amazon, and the OpenStack consortium. GigaOm's Derrick Harris likes the move, given Oracle's current private cloud strategy "seems hinged on selling big, expensive, over-engineered systems with some legacy Sun Microsystems and Oracle software cobbled together."