HOPKINTON, Mass., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC)
announced today at the Red Hat Summit that it has strengthened support for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux deployments by completing interoperability
qualification of core EMC(R) platforms including EMC Symmetrix(R), EMC
CLARiiON(R), EMC Celerra(R), and EMC Invista(R).
EMC worked with Red Hat engineers to extensively test Red Hat
Enterprise Linux interoperability with EMC's core storage platforms in the
EMC E-Lab(TM), the leading industry testing facility of its kind. E-Lab
exhaustively tests interoperability of EMC products with third party
products to insure that they will interoperate "out of the box." Products
which complete qualification are listed on EMC Interoperability Support
Matrices to signify that they are fully-tested and assured compatibility
with EMC products.
"Customers want Red Hat Enterprise Linux and as a result EMC has made
large investments to ensure our products work well with it," said Chuck
Hollis, Vice President of Technology Alliances, EMC Corporation. "EMC is
committed to making sure that its technology is fully interoperable, and to
providing the highest level of support to ensure Red Hat Enterprise Linux
deployments are seamless."
EMC today also announced two additional investments to enhance support
for Red Hat/EMC customers:
Development of the Cooperative Resolution Center to support joint
customers through an enhanced agreement to exchange support readiness
training, escalation information, and access to a joint lab to replicate
joint customer issues.
CLARiiON CX3 Series FCP, RHEL, Oracle RAC 10g "stack testing" is an
advance over normal industry practice to test only pairs of products. From
this testing EMC has produced a whitepaper that describes best practices
for running Oracle Database 10g Single Instance and Real Application
Clusters (RAC) on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux server with an EMC CLARiiON
CX3 storage array. Topics include storage setup and configuration,
enterprise setup and configuration, database server setup and
configuration, Linux setup and configuration, database setup and
configuration, and backup and recovery.
"We have many customers who use Red Hat Enterprise Linux and EMC
storage platforms for mission-critical business applications as well as
24/7 operation of their business systems," said Iain Gray, Vice President
of Global Support, Red Hat Inc. "Our customers demand the highest levels of
collaboration and cooperation between our organizations. In addition to
performing extensive interoperability testing during the engineering of our
products, the formation of the Cooperative Resolution Center between Red
Hat and EMC will create a strong technical support partnership with clear
lines of accountability. This will enable Red Hat and EMC to deliver an
unsurpassed assurance of business continuity to our joint customers."
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world's leading developer and
provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable
organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create
value from their information. Information about EMC's products and services
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SOURCE EMC Corporation