/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. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020718/ORCLLOGO) 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." About the Oracle PartnerNetwork Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of 19,000 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer to their customers, leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle qualify for the Oracle Certified Partner level. These partners receive a higher level of service, support, training and certification from Oracle. 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. About Oracle Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, visit our Web site at http://www.oracle.com. 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 http://www.symantec.com. Trademarks Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Symantec and the Symantec Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Symantec Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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