Oracle and Symantec Certify Veritas Data Center Solutions on Oracle(R) Enterprise Linux

Mutual Customers Gain Enhanced Support

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., and CUPERTINO, Calif., July 17

Jul 17, 2007, 01:00 ET from Oracle Corporation from ,Symantec Corporation

/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In response to growing customer demand for the
 Oracle(R) Unbreakable Linux support program, Oracle and Symantec today
 announced certification of Veritas data center software with Oracle
 Enterprise Linux. The certification will help organizations running
 Symantec on Linux reduce deployment time and implementation costs.
     Launched in 2006 to help drive the adoption of Linux in the enterprise,
 Oracle Unbreakable Linux provides customers with industry-leading global
 support for Linux. Oracle Enterprise Linux, a feature of the Oracle
 Unbreakable Linux program, is fully compatible with Red Hat Enterprise
 Linux. With this latest certification, Oracle Unbreakable Linux support
 customers deploying Veritas solutions with Oracle Enterprise Linux will
 receive enterprise-quality support from both vendors. The certification
 spans the following six Veritas data center software products: Veritas
 Storage Foundation 5.0; Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle 5.0; Veritas
 Storage Foundation Cluster File System 5.0; Veritas Cluster Server 5.0,
 Veritas NetBackup 6.0 Client and Veritas i3.
     "The Oracle Unbreakable Linux support program continues to demonstrate
 strong momentum as we expand our work with industry leaders to help
 simplify the adoption, development and deployment of Linux in the
 enterprise," said Wim Coekaerts, vice president, Linux Engineering, Oracle.
 "Enterprise customers adopting Linux want to leverage the enterprise
 storage management and high availability processes and standards that are
 mainstays in their UNIX environments. As a result of our work with
 Symantec, we are making it easier for customers to deploy Symantec
 solutions with Oracle Enterprise Linux."
     Symantec also worked with Oracle to certify Veritas Storage Foundation
 Cluster File System with Oracle Real Application Clusters on Oracle
 Enterprise Linux, Red Hat and SUSE. This will offer Oracle Real Application
 Clusters customers running Linux the option to deploy Symantec's scalable
 file system and enterprise storage management solution.
     "Adopting a standardized software infrastructure that supports the
 heterogeneous data center enables organizations to reduce complexity and
 drive costs down while increasing service levels," said Rob Soderbery,
 senior vice president of Symantec's Storage Foundation Group. "By
 continuing our work with Oracle, our customers will now have the choice of
 deploying Veritas high availability, data protection, and storage
 management solutions across every major operating system in their data
 center -- including Oracle Enterprise Linux."
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     Oracle Unbreakable Linux
     Oracle Unbreakable Linux is Oracle's brand around its global support
 offerings for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The Oracle Unbreakable Linux
 support program provides enterprises with industry-leading global support
 for Linux and was developed in response to customer demand for true
 enterprise-quality Linux support and the need to significantly reduce IT
 infrastructure costs. Oracle is committed to delivering high quality;
 comprehensive and integrated support solutions to help drive the adoption
 of Linux in the enterprise. In addition to this support offering, Oracle
 continues to enhance Linux capabilities in the enterprise, most recently
 with the addition of the Oracle Management Pack for Linux and provides
 on-going contributions to the community.
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     About Symantec
     Symantec is a global leader in infrastructure software, enabling
 businesses and consumers to have confidence in a connected world. The
 company helps customers protect their infrastructure, information, and
 interactions by delivering software and services that address risks to
 security, availability, compliance, and performance. Headquartered in
 Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in 40 countries. More
 information is available at
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