Oracle(R) Validated Configurations Offer Faster Linux Deployment
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) today announced the Oracle(R) Validated Configurations program, providing customers with pre-tested, validated and supported architectures -- software, hardware, storage and networking components -- for successfully deploying Oracle solutions on Linux. Jointly developed with strategic partners, Oracle Validated Configurations help speed deployment and reduce expensive testing, enabling customers to achieve faster time to market and lowered infrastructure costs while helping to improve performance, scalability and reliability.
With this new program, Oracle is focused on 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. As an ongoing effort, Oracle and its partners plan to publish new configurations periodically and update existing configurations regularly as new versions of the components are released.
As a leading provider of Linux-based solutions and a trusted advisor on Linux, Oracle is deeply committed to developing, supporting, promoting and advancing Linux in the enterprise. Oracle partnered with leading vendors to design these complete stacks on Linux, including server, storage, chip, operating system and driver technologies. The Oracle Validation Test Kit has also been made available to the company's strategic partners so they can test and publish Oracle Validated Configurations. Strategic partners in the program include:
-- Hardware partners: Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, Network Appliance, Sun
-- Platform technology partners: AMD and Intel
-- Operating system partners: Novell and Red Hat
-- HBA Driver partners: Emulex and QLogic
"Over the past few years, Oracle and its customers have learned a tremendous amount about best practices for running Linux in the enterprise," said Edward Screven, Chief Corporate Architect, Oracle. "Combining our knowledge with direct feedback from customers provided the catalyst for Oracle Validated Configurations. Along with our strategic partners, we believe this program will help ensure customers have the valuable resources necessary to build successful infrastructures with Oracle on Linux."
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) market share based on total software revenue for 2005. Linux is the fastest growing operating system in the RDBMS market.
Oracle Validated Configurations are available now on the Oracle Technology Network at: http://www.oracle.com/technology/tech/linux/validated-configurations.
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