Dell and Oracle Expand Strategic Alliance to Better Serve Customers of All Sizes
- Companies to introduce new x86 infrastructure offering optimized for deploying Oracle enterprise software
- New worldwide agreement includes joint engineering and support
- Companies to deliver a holistic integrated, single vendor solution from purchase to support
- Dell (DELL) named a preferred x86 partner for Oracles software; Oracle named a preferred enterprise infrastructure partner, including Oracle Linux
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today at Dell Enterprise Forum , Dell announced an expanded worldwide alliance with Oracle designed to help customers of all sizes realize the strength of the combined solutions of both companies. The two companies will introduce a new x86 infrastructure offering that combines Dells best-in-class hardware with Oracles industry-leading software, enabling organizations to deploy and manage applications faster with increased performance, flexibility and value at every scale. As part of the agreement, Oracle has named Dell a preferred x86 partner, and Dell has named Oracle a preferred enterprise infrastructure partner, including Oracle Linux.
With the new offering, Dell customers will gain access to Oracles industry-leading infrastructure technologies including Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, and Oracle Enterprise Manager that are optimized to run on leading x86 solutions from Dell. The Joint Infrastructure Solution is tested and validated as an application-ready platform for enterprises and delivered as a set of reference architectures that deliver high performance, cost-effective infrastructure solutions. Further, in a unique arrangement in the industry, the two companies will streamline customer support offerings to provide companies of all sizes with a single point of contact from Dell for all support-related needs.
Dell is growing fast in the datacenter and gaining market share across the world in our three core businesses. In part, this success is due to the fact we are focused on building and optimizing Dell infrastructure to help customers run their core mission-critical workloads, said Marius Haas, president of enterprise solutions for Dell. Todays agreement with Oracle greatly expands this commitment. By combining Oracles strong position in the database and business applications markets with Dells leadership in industry-standard servers, datacenter storage and networking, were combining the best of both worlds to deliver innovative solutions to customers that deliver superior performance, lower costs and increased value.
This partnership with Dell is an extension of Oracles engineered systems strategy where we simplify IT and reduce integration costs by delivering hardware and software together, said Oracle President Mark Hurd. We believe that by working together, Dell will gain significant market share by delivering to its customers an integrated, optimized solution designed to deploy business critical applications. This is just the beginning of a lot of great things to come.
Recognizing Dells growing presence and importance in enterprise datacenters, Oracle has named Dell a preferred x86 partner on which to deploy Oracle software. With Oracles strong presence in enterprise software, Dell has named Oracle a preferred enterprise infrastructure partner, including Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, and Oracle Enterprise Manager.
Dell expects the integrated offerings to be available to customers in the second half of 2013.
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