Pillar Data Systems, division of Oracle is shutting down with 300 layoffs.

San Jose, California Pillar Data Systems, a computer data storage company owned by Redwood Shores, California-based Oracle, Inc. is quietly closing its flash storage division and laying off an estimated 300 employees. The ever-secretive Oracle refused to comment further than to say “As our cloud business grows, we will continually balance our resources and restructure our development group to help ensure we have the right people delivering the best cloud products to our customers around the world.” It appears that Oracle is leaving the hardware business behind as it transitions to a public cloud infrastructure business and thus has no further need for flash storage hardware and its associated software.

As the company continues its transition to the cloud, there will be additional reductions in force as centralized support services handle customers rather than dedicated teams of software/hardware/sales personnel.

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