HOPKINTON, Mass. and REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. - June 25, 2007 -
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) and Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) today announced enhanced commitment to customers deploying EMC® Information Infrastructure in Oracle environments. Through a broadened level of investment in joint engineering testing and integration and solutions development, Oracle customers can benefit from newly defined reference architectures and services that are cost effective, highly scalable, available and secure.
Today an increasing number of Oracle customers are looking to improve business efficiencies while reducing IT spending. By implementing Grid Computing based on Oracle® Database and the use of open source Oracle Enterprise Linux, customers can realize these objectives. Additionally competitive advantage can be improved through the deployment of industry-leading business intelligence and data warehousing solutions while at the same time ensuring enterprise class security for all their information.
EMC’s information infrastructure offerings align perfectly to these customer needs by providing a complete range of hardware, software, and services for enterprise applications, database and middleware solutions. Jointly integrated services, solutions and support help customers avoid multi-vendor complexity when deploying end-to-end information infrastructure solutions from EMC and Oracle. Through this simplification and integration mutual EMC and Oracle customers can also achieve faster time to productivity at reduced cost.
With more than 55,000 mutual customers, the EMC Information Infrastructure for Oracle includes four areas of solutions focused on meeting customer requirements with measurable and proven ROI. These solutions include:
Data Warehousing – EMC is an integral partner in The Oracle Information Appliance Program. This program offers customers new Oracle and EMC packaged, low cost data warehouse solutions that are tailored to meet their specific needs and budget. The solutions deliver high performance and are quickly deployed and can easily scale through the use of validated “building block” configurations known as Foundations. These Foundations are available from EMC and Oracle directly or through common EMC, Oracle channel partners. More information can be found at http://www.oracle.com/solutions/business_intelligence/emc.html
Oracle Unbreakable Linux – Grid computing solutions based on Oracle Enterprise Linux provide customers with the best combination of secure, reliable and cost-effective platforms for their IT needs. Backed by the Oracle Unbreakable Linux support program customers gain the advantage of lower-cost computing delivered with industry leading service and support for their mission critical applications. Working closely with Oracle, the EMC E-Lab™ has tested and qualified Oracle Enterprise Linux on core EMC platforms and software products. This joint engineering has generated Oracle Validated Configurations and pre-defined best practices, which allow Oracle and EMC customers leveraging Oracle Unbreakable Linux to reduce deployment and implementation time while minimizing risk.
Enterprise Security – Constantly changing security threats to personal and corporate data combined with the need to meet government and industry regulations require customers to deploy robust enterprise security solutions. These security solutions focus on user authentication, database encryption as well as compliance reporting tools for database applications across the enterprise. RSA, The Security Division of EMC, together with Oracle have integrated RSA® security technologies and Oracle’s identity management and data protection solutions. This integration of EMC and Oracle security products provides customers with a comprehensive enterprise security offering with the highest levels of security for their Oracle environments.
Grid Computing – As Oracle customers implement grid computing as part of their main stream computing infrastructure, EMC offers low cost tiered storage for simplified consolidated management and unique business continuance software for transaction consistency. Newly announced joint reference architectures for midrange environments help customers rapidly deploy low cost Oracle Grid Computing environments across EMC NAS or SAN platforms. EMC solutions address assessment and rapid design/deployment and migration requirements. To facilitate knowledge transfer and productivity, these solutions are supported by documented Technical Reference Architectures and joint best practice guides. More information can be found at http://www.emc.com/solutions/oracle/10g_rac/
“EMC and Oracle are extremely committed to close alignment to offer mutual customers the most seamless and comprehensive integration across our product lines,” said Chuck Hollis, Vice President, Technology Alliances, EMC Corporation. “We have made and continue to make significant investments in joint engineering and support to ensure customers can get the most value out of their EMC information infrastructures in Oracle environments.”
“Oracle and EMC have enjoyed a strong alliance over many years backed by world class engineering and product development teams. Our joint customers can be confident that this alliance will continue to provide innovative solutions for their changing business needs,” said Judson Althoff, vice president, Worldwide Platform and Distribution Alliances. “With our joint solutions in security, Oracle Unbreakable Linux and the Oracle Information Appliance our mutual customers will continue to see new and innovative solutions coming from our efforts together.”
All EMC Information Infrastructure for Oracle Solutions are backed by the EMC, Oracle Joint Escalation Center. Formed in 2001, this facility provides customers a dedicated single path for support accelerating time to resolution, keeping IT operations running with minimal disruption.
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