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EMC links with Oracle for projects

Giant invests US20m and donates 30 Tbytes to centres in US

EMC HAS EXPANDED its relationship with Oracle with a US$20million investment for joint-testing and services projects.

The storage giant has donated 30 Tbytes of storage supplies and products to two Oracle technology centres in the US.

The firms said the move would help Oracle customers leverage reference architectures, joint services and EMC/Oracle proof-of-concept (PoC) facilities to more rapidly design and implement solutions based on new low-cost computing models.

“Working in partnership, EMC and Oracle continue to achieve great success helping customers manage, protect and secure their Oracle applications and databases with EMC’s advanced storage and information management solutions,” said Chuck Hollis, EMC’s vice president of Global Alliances.

“EMC continues to invest in the development and validation of joint Oracle/EMC solutions, dedicating significant technology, engineering and professional service resources to assure seamless technology interoperability and accelerate time-to-deployment for our valued customers.”

As part of the initiative, EMC and Oracle are working on jointly designing, building, testing and documenting joint solutions for Oracle Database 10g and Oracle E-Business Suite 11i application environments. EMC has also established a team of dedicated, Oracle-specialised architects for enterprise and mid-size organisations to assist customers with their deployments.

The products that EMC has donated will allow customers to view product demonstrations and learn more about the Oracle/ EMC reference architecture.

In addition, the 30 Tbytes of storage technology that EMC has donated will be used to support the ongoing development of Oracle’s next-generation data- base, Oracle Real Application Clusters and ASM technology, the firms said.

The aim is to provide customers transitioning to the nextgeneration of Oracle’s flagship database platform with out-ofthe- box support from EMC on day one of their installations.

“The investment that EMC has made in Oracle’s solution development, interoperability testing and Oracle-specialised professional services is singularly focused on enhancing the customer experience,” said Judson Althoff, vice president, Platform and Distribution Alliances at Oracle.

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