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HP and Oracle Increase Commitment to Advance Customer Adoption of HP Integrity Solutions


PALO ALTO, Calif., March 2, 2006, As part of HP and Oracle’s alliance to help enterprises optimize business operations, the companies have increased their commitment to HP Integrity servers running Oracle® software.

The companies will unveil the news in a live web event featuring chief executive officers Mark Hurd of HP, Paul Otellini of Intel and Larry Ellison of Oracle. The web event, which begins today at 11:30 a.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. PT, is available at

Highlighting the news, Oracle today announced that Oracle’s 10g infrastructure software, Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Enterprise Manager, as well as the Oracle E-Business Suite, will run on HP Integrity servers running HP-UX 11i. Oracle is currently working to deliver the Oracle E-Business Suite, a fully integrated, comprehensive set of business applications for enterprises, worldwide for HP Integrity servers running HP-UX 11i.

In addition, HP-UX 11i running on Intel® Itanium® processors is a strategic platform for Oracle. As such, new releases and future updates are scheduled to be available at the same time as other strategic UNIX® platforms.

Oracle, HP and Intel intend to continue to lead in total cost of ownership for their joint customers. Expanding on a recent announcement by Oracle, HP Integrity customers will receive advantageous pricing for their Oracle software.

“Today’s announcement reemphasizes HP and Oracle’s commitment to providing our existing 100,000 customers with a clear path to the future and it meets the strong customer demand for Oracle E-Business Suite on HP Integrity servers,” said Rich Marcello, senior vice president and general manager, Business Critical Servers, HP. “For more than 25 years, HP and Oracle have delivered unparalleled value through joint server and application tuning and optimization.”

Oracle also is extending its licensing support for the partitioning technologies of the HP Virtual Server Environment, which is an essential element of the HP Integrity server virtualization offering. HP products coupled with Oracle’s technology licensing models help customers realize a lower total cost of ownership. Customers can take advantage of HP’s partitioning continuum, which includes HP Integrity Virtual Machines and Secure Resource Partitions, where only the total number of capped processors within the server is required to be licensed.

“HP’s technology and server products have long been a strategic foundation for Oracle Applications and infrastructure software,” said Judson Althoff, vice president, Platform and Distribution Alliances, Oracle. “Today, we are demonstrating Oracle’s increasing and ongoing commitment to the HP Integrity family of servers as a truly optimal platform for an enterprise’s most demanding workload. We look forward to the ongoing success of Integrity alongside our database and application products.”

Additionally, HP is extending Oracle Fusion Middleware into its worldwide competency centers to assist customers in planning, designing, implementing and managing service-oriented architectures (SOAs). Offering customers access to architecture and consulting skills, software and hardware demonstrations, seminars and hands-on workshops, the SOA competency centers are located in Cupertino, Calif.; Bangalore, India; Sophia Antipolis, France; and Tokyo.

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The above is intended to outline Oracle’s general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.

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