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EMC AND ORACLE TO OFFER NAS SERVICES

  • 10 September, 2003 14:26

<p>Continuing its aggressive drive into the mid-tier, EMC has joined with Oracle to offer a proven and guaranteed NAS solution. For customers without high transactional requirements, NAS is a far more cost efficient approach to running Oracle.</p>
<p>If you would like to speak to Clive Gold, Director Integrated Marketing, EMC Australia and New Zealand today please contact Debbie Sassine on 02 9954 3299.</p>
<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p>
<p>EMC AND ORACLE TO OFFER NAS SERVICES</p>
<p>EMC Proven Solution Delivers Simple, Cost-Effective
EMC Networked Attached Storage for Oracle Environments</p>
<p>SYDNEY - September 10, 2003 - EMC Corporation and Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ:ORCL), today announced availability of a new joint service available to help customers easily deploy Oracle® Database with EMC network attached storage (NAS) technology. The Oracle Database with EMC: Accelerator for NAS is the third in a series of EMC solutions available from EMC Global Services and Oracle Consulting.</p>
<p>Oracle Database with EMC: Accelerator for NAS is a service engagement that will enable customers to quickly implement Oracle Database on EMC's Celerra NS600 NAS systems. Service professionals from EMC Global Services and Oracle Consulting will work together with customers to design, deploy and optimise EMC's enterprise NAS systems and software with Oracle Database technology, providing a simple, cost-effective alternative to traditional direct-attached storage for small database environments.</p>
<p>Oracle Database with EMC: Accelerator for NAS is the third in a suite of offerings providing new and existing customers with a quick and easy path to achieve the cost-efficiencies and compelling database performance advantages of running their Oracle Database technology with EMC Automated Networked Storage solutions. A recent META Group white paper, sponsored by EMC, on deploying databases in NAS environments, as well as details on the other joint solutions (Oracle on EMC: Database Accelerator and EMC Oracle 11i RapidClone Accelerator) are available at emc.com.</p>
<p>Steve Redman, Managing Director, EMC Australia and New Zealand said, "EMC and Oracle have worked together to build, test and document integrated solutions that fit into a customer's tiered storage strategy and help them quickly realise the benefits of a common EMC management framework that can be leveraged across multiple Oracle Database servers. With Oracle Database with EMC: Accelerator for NAS solution, we're able to architect an environment that gives administrators greater control, reduces costs and simplifies the provisioning of new storage to support growth."</p>
<p>Paul Cross, Vice President Technology Strategy and Architecture, Oracle Consulting, added, "Customers running Oracle databases in departmental applications are increasingly looking for storage alternatives that are cost-effective and easy to manage. We've worked closely with EMC to design a solution that helps our mutual customers quickly take advantage of the benefits of NAS to maximise their storage utilisation, effectively backup their information and manage their Oracle environment."</p>
<p>Availability</p>
<p>Oracle Database with EMC: Accelerator for NAS Service is available is scheduled to be available worldwide later in 2003. Demonstrations of this EMC solution are available at EMC Global Solution Centers located in Tokyo, Japan, Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and Cork, Ireland. More information can be found at: www.emc.com/emc-oracle or www.otn.oracle.com/consulting.</p>
<p>EMC and Oracle</p>
<p>EMC and Oracle have over 25,000 mutual installations, providing solutions for 90 of the Fortune 100 businesses. The two companies have had a strategic alliance since 1995. In 2002, EMC and Oracle established a Joint Service Centre (JSC) staffed by service engineers from both companies to facilitate faster problem resolution for their shared customers and serve as a dedicated lab to duplicate customer environments for testing and benchmarks. Both companies utilise each other's technologies in their own businesses.</p>
<p>About EMC</p>
<p>EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world leader in information storage systems, software, networks and services, providing automated networked storage solutions for organisations across the globe. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.</p>
<p>About Oracle</p>
<p>Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle visit out Web site at www.oracle.com.</p>
<p>EMC is a registered trademark, and Celerra and EMC Automated Networked Storage are trademarks of EMC Corporation. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p># # #</p>
<p>For further information, please contact:</p>
<p>Emma Rogers
EMC Corporation
Tel: 02 9925 7942
Mob: 0408 237 309
Email: rogers_emma@emc.com</p>
<p>Debbie Sassine/Catherine Smith
Spectrum Communications
Tel: 02 9954 3299
Mob: 0405 735 323
email: debbies@spectrumcomms.com.au or
catherines@spectrumcomms.com.au</p>

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