Oracle(R) Validated Configurations Offer Faster Linux Deployment

Fully-Tested Solutions Continue Oracle's Efforts To Drive Down IT Costs

Jun 12, 2006, 01:00 ET from Oracle Corporation

    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:
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