Oracle Announces Wide-scale Support from Storage Providers
August 5, 2002
Oracle Announces Wide-scale Support from Storage Providers for Oracle9i Database Technology
Storage Integration and Validation with Oracle9i Database Provides Customers Highest Levels of Data Accessibility
Integration and testing completed by Oracle9i Database storage partners have been completed through several Oracle programs including Oracle9i Real Application Clusters Certified Configurations, the Oracle Hardware Assisted Resilient Data (HARD) Initiative, the Oracle Storage Compatibility Program (OSCP), and the Oracle Backup Solutions Program (BSP). Oracle also has validation testing programs for other new storage features, such as Oracle Disk Manager and Oracle Storage Mapping.
"EMC and Oracle have long recognized the importance of tight integration between the database and storage systems," said Don Swatik, EMC's vice president of Alliances and Information Sciences. "Our seven year alliance and more than 20 thousand mutual installations give EMC and Oracle the ability to understand our customers' information requirements and develop integrated solutions that meet those needs. As a result, we've been able to deliver proven solutions that give users the ability to take advantage of the many unique features in Oracle9i Database Release 2 and EMC's leading Symmetrix, Celerra and CLARiiON systems and software."
Oracle9i Real Application Clusters Certified Configurations
"The technology collaboration and alignment between Oracle and Network Appliance enables customers to deploy Oracle9i Database with Real Application Clusters faster and more cost effectively," said Phil Williams, vice president of alliance marketing at Network Appliance. "Delivering pre-tested and certified enterprise solutions helps ensure tighter integration at a much lower cost of ownership."
"VERITAS Software has worked closely with Oracle to develop a portfolio of integrated storage management products that enable organizations to better manage, protect and access their critical database applications," said Kevin Reinis, vice president of business development and strategic alliances, VERITAS Software. "Through our various products tuned for Oracle environments, we offer enhanced performance, protection and streamlined administration of Oracle9i Database environments."
Oracle's Hardware Assisted Resilient Data (HARD) Initiative
The Oracle Storage Compatibility Program (OSCP)
"Through the OSCP program, Hitachi has ensured the compatibility of Hitachi TrueCopy and ShadowImage with the Oracle database," said Ikuo Kimura, COO of Information and Telecommunication Systems, Hitachi, Ltd. "These tests help assure that customer information is safely copied with complete integrity and can be used for backup, disaster recovery, data mining, or application testing within the data center or halfway across the globe."
Backup Solutions Program
"Legato NetWorker continues to be Oracle's first and only third party backup and recovery software that ships with every Oracle database, including Oracle9i Database Release 2. We have been working with Oracle to deliver the best data protection solutions for Oracle databases since 1997," said Brian Brogan, vice president of Oracle Business Unit, Legato Systems. "Legato is pleased to be a partner working within Oracle's Backup Solutions Program. We understand the importance of keeping business-critical information available whether the customer has a large corporate data center or a small satellite branch office."
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