The source said on Thursday that IBM's due diligence process, or examination of Sun's business, was necessary considering Sun's size and complexity.
In the end, Otellini remained unsure how he felt about a potential marriage of IBM and Sun, a deal that would combine the world's No 1 and No 4 makers of computer servers.
The popular image of IBM as a mass of navy suits is in stark contrast to Sun, where the chief executive sports a ponytail.
The CEO said HP's scale and engineering prowess means the company is well positioned to compete in a server market that now includes Cisco.
The new deal sets a course for the companies to work together to expand demand for both Solaris and OpenSolaris on both HP ProLiant servers and server blades into new markets.
PNB's core banking solution offers a seamless platform for integrating various financial inclusion initiatives and also reduces the cost per transaction for the bank.
The Broomfield facility incorporates the latest in Sun's portfolio of energy-efficient systems, including innovations in data centre design and power and cooling technologies.
The use of network-distributed parallel processing clusters, which can be integrated into any Microsoft-based platform, will help improve processing times for real-time risk management.
Don Grantham, EVP, Global Sales & Services, Sun Microsystems, on the right coverage model for the Web2.0 opportunity.
The result of the collaboration has yielded production devices capable of achieving one million write cycles that will help prepare the industry for new uses in solid state storage.
The telecoverage model will help reach high growth SMBs, startups and Web 2.0 companies in emerging economies, fuelling Sun's drive toward profitable growth.
Deployable virtually anywhere in the country, the Sun MD and Emerson infrastructure are an ideal solution for Indian companies and government agencies looking to rapidly expand their data centre capacity regardless of location.
By collaborating with leading OS and virtual infrastructure vendors, AMD is ensuring that applications are optimised for the new Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor.
The Solaris 10 10/08 release is the result of the collaboration between Sun engineers and OpenSolaris community members.