Oracle Announces Wide-Scale Storage Support for Oracle9i

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Oracle today announced wide-scale support by storage technology providers that have integrated and validated their solutions with Oracle9i Database, including partners such as EMC, Hewlett Packard, Hitachi, Network Appliance, Legato, Sun and VERITAS. The collaborative work between Oracle and its storage partners is intended to provide customers with better integration, faster deployments, and better service, operation and maintenance of their database storage environments.

Integration and testing completed by Oracle9i Database storage partners have been completed through several Oracle programs including Oracle9i Real Application Clusters Certified Configurations, the Oracle Hardware Assisted Resilient Data (HARD) Initiative, the Oracle Storage Compatibility Program (OSCP), and the Oracle Backup Solutions Program (BSP). Oracle also has validation testing programs for other new storage features, such as Oracle Disk Manager and Oracle Storage Mapping.

“EMC and Oracle have long recognized the importance of tight integration between the database and storage systems,” said Don Swatik, EMC’s vice president of Alliances and Information Sciences. “Our seven year alliance and more than 20 thousand mutual installations give EMC and Oracle the ability to understand our customers’ information requirements and develop integrated solutions that meet those needs. As a result, we’ve been able to deliver proven solutions that give users the ability to take advantage of the many unique features in Oracle9i Database Release 2 and EMC’s leading Symmetrix, Celerra and CLARiiON systems and software.”

Oracle9i Real Application Clusters Certified Configurations

By certifying with Oracle9i Real Application Clusters, Oracle storage partners are able to provide customers with pre-tested and proven transparent application scalability that quickly and efficiently shares data across all computers in a clustered environment. The resulting Oracle9i Real Application Clusters Certified Configurations helps reduce the complexities of implementing additional hardware and software on disparate servers and ensure customers high data accessibility as their businesses grow.

“The technology collaboration and alignment between Oracle and Network Appliance enables customers to deploy Oracle9i Database with Real Application Clusters faster and more cost effectively,” said Phil Williams, vice president of alliance marketing at Network Appliance. “Delivering pre-tested and certified enterprise solutions helps ensure tighter integration at a much lower cost of ownership.”

“VERITAS Software has worked closely with Oracle to develop a portfolio of integrated storage management products that enable organizations to better manage, protect and access their critical database applications,” said Kevin Reinis, vice president of business development and strategic alliances, VERITAS Software. “Through our various products tuned for Oracle environments, we offer enhanced performance, protection and streamlined administration of Oracle9i Database environments.”

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