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Oracle Enhances Oracle® Validated Configurations with More Solutions and New Partners to Help Deploy Linux Faster


Oracle to Demonstrate Oracle Validated Configurations at LinuxWorld Partner Pavilion

LINUXWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO, 16-AUG-2006 Oracle today announced the expansion of its Oracle® Validated Configurations effort with the addition of new configurations and partners – Brocade, Cisco Systems and Pillar Data Systems. Now, customers will have access to a broader range of pre-tested and validated architectures – software, hardware, storage and networking components – to help accelerate and simplify their Oracle on Linux deployments.

Since June 2006, Oracle’s Validated Configurations effort has experienced significant momentum from customers and partners with thousands of downloads from the Oracle Technology Network. Brocade, Cisco Systems and Pillar Data Systems join an extensive roster of industry leading vendors currently involved including, AMD, Dell, EMC, Emulex, HP, IBM, Intel, Network Appliance, Novell, QLogic, Red Hat and Sun, all members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork. Together, Oracle and its team of partners are helping customers accelerate deployment and reduce expensive testing of Linux solutions. Oracle Validated Configurations assist end users in achieving faster time to market, lowered infrastructure costs, and improved performance, scalability and reliability of their Oracle on Linux solutions.

“Customers and partners recognize the tremendous value of Oracle Validated Configurations,” said Edward Screven, Chief Corporate Architect, Oracle. “By providing proven architectures tested in real-world environments, we help to speed implementation and to reduce significantly the cost of deploying Oracle on Linux solutions.”

When the Oracle Validated Configurations effort was initially embarked on, Oracle and its partners committed to publishing new configurations periodically and updating existing configurations regularly as new versions of the components were released. Delivering on that promise, Oracle today published five new configurations including the most popular technologies and products from Dell, EMC, HP and IBM. These configurations along with the ones already published earlier now provide users with even more choice and flexibility for proven and seamless Linux deployments.

With Oracle Validated Configurations, Oracle is providing customers with faster, hassle-free deployment of Linux solutions. Oracle Validated Configurations are a result of the company’s real-world testing environment and provide documented best practices, including details on what to deploy, how to deploy and the most robust hardware and software combinations. As a result, Oracle Validated Configurations can lead to faster problem resolution and reduced support costs, which are critical to customers’ success. The Oracle Validation Test Kit has also been made available to the company’s partners so they can test and publish Oracle Validated Configurations.

Oracle’s Linux Heritage
Since introducing the first database to run on Linux in 1998, Oracle has been committed to furthering Linux adoption across the enterprise. Support has been a hallmark of Oracle’s Linux organization since June 2002, when Oracle began providing integrated support for the entire software platform, including the Linux operating system. Currently, customers from around the globe tap Oracle for 24/7 technical support for Oracle on Linux. Oracle’s Linux Kernel Group is dedicated to working with Linux vendors and the open source community to provide fixes and develop new functionality to benefit Linux users. According to Gartner’s recently published report, “Market Share: Relational Database Management Systems by Operating System, Worldwide, 2005” May 23rd, 2006, Oracle holds 80.6 percent of the Linux relational database management system (RDBMS) marketshare based on total software revenue for 2005. Linux is the fastest growing operating system in the RDBMS market.

Oracle Validated Configurations are available on the Oracle Technology Network at:

About the Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of 17,700 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle’s premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today’s global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer to their customers, leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle’s position as the world’s largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle can qualify for the Oracle Certified Partner levels.

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