Oracle Press Release

Partners Embrace Oracle® Unbreakable Linux Support Program

Oracle Demonstrates Partner Momentum Across Oracle Unbreakable Linux Program; Expands Benefits for Partners Aligning to New OPN Linux Product Focus Area

August 6, 2008

News Facts

Further demonstrating its commitment to support, promote and advance Linux in the enterprise, Oracle today announced continued momentum across its Linux partner ecosystem with new partners adopting the Oracle® Unbreakable Linux Support Program, by certifying with Oracle Enterprise Linux and participating in the Oracle Validated Configurations testing program.
In addition, Oracle announced an enhanced Linux partner program provided through the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN).
A key contributor to the Linux community since 1998, Oracle has a long-standing history of delivering technology innovations to the Linux community. Oracle's continued Linux advancements help customers modernize and automate their data centers, while lowering IT costs.

Partners Support Oracle Unbreakable Linux Program, Certify with Oracle Enterprise Linux

Oracle continues to demonstrate exceptional momentum with partners, including independent software vendors, hardware vendors, and system integrators, supporting the Oracle Unbreakable Linux Program and certifying with Oracle Enterprise Linux.
Partners can easily and rapidly support their applications on Oracle Enterprise Linux because Oracle Enterprise Linux is fully compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Available as a free download, Oracle Enterprise Linux can also be freely distributed, enabling partners to easily create low-cost solutions for their users (terms, conditions and restrictions may apply).
New partners and certifications in the Oracle Unbreakable Linux Support Program include: 3PAR, ActiveState, Bakbone, FalconStor, Likewise Software, Mellanox Technologies, SGI, SteelEye Technology, Inc., Quest Software, Tripwire, TeamQuest, Trusted Computer Solutions, Unisys, Voltaire, Zeus and Zmanda.

Oracle and Partners Deliver Pre-Tested, Validated Configurations for Linux

Oracle Validated Configurations provide pre-tested, validated architectures -- including software, hardware, storage, and network components -- along with documented best practices, enabling easier, faster and more cost-effective deployment of Linux solutions.
Oracle and partners now provide more than 100 Validated Configurations to help users deploy Linux faster and more seamlessly.

Oracle Unbreakable Linux for Partners Elevated to Product Focus Area on OPN

Members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork can now join the Oracle Unbreakable Linux Product Focus Area on the OPN portal and align themselves with the Linux opportunities offered. Previously housed within the Database Product Focus Area on OPN, partner interest in Oracle Unbreakable Linux has accelerated the move to offer a specific Product Focus Area for partners to join. Through this alignment, partners can now also embed Oracle Enterprise Linux and offer enterprise-quality support to customers. Oracle Unbreakable Linux accelerates the Linux market opportunity for partners and helps lower their cost of bringing high quality, fully supported, solutions to users. Other Oracle Unbreakable Linux opportunities available to partners include:
Resell Oracle Unbreakable Linux support
Certify applications on Oracle Enterprise Linux
Access best practices via the Oracle Validated Configurations Program
Order Enterprise Linux development support
Promote their Linux offerings in the Oracle PartnerNetwork Solutions Catalog
Leverage joint marketing opportunities

Supporting Quotes

"Oracle remains a leading contributor to the Linux community -- both from a technology and support perspective and is dedicated to broadening the partner community to provide tested, proven and cost-effective enterprise Linux solutions for customers," said Monica Kumar, senior director, Linux and Open Source Product Marketing, Oracle. "Continued adoption amongst our valued partner community will further provide customers the choice to deploy and optimize Linux within their respective organizations."
"The enthusiastic interest and support of Oracle Enterprise Linux by our partners highlights the value Oracle is bringing to the Linux market," said Judson Althoff, group vice president, Worldwide Alliances & Channels at Oracle. "Our partners' demand for more Linux opportunities further demonstrates the power of our growing partner ecosystem to bring tested, supported and reliable enterprise-class Linux-based solutions to our customers through the Oracle Unbreakable Linux Support program."

Supporting Resources

Press release: Oracle Provides Six New Validated Configurations for Linux Customers

Oracle Unbreakable Linux Support Program

The Oracle Unbreakable Linux Support Program provides enterprises with industry-leading global support for Linux and delivers enterprise-class features including premier backports, comprehensive management, cluster software, indemnification, testing and more, all at significantly lower cost. A key component of the program is Oracle Enterprise Linux. Available as open source, Oracle Enterprise Linux is fully compatible-both source and binary-with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). For decades, Oracle has been supporting customers' enterprise-class software deployments for mission critical data centers around world. As a Linux leader, Oracle is committed to delivering high quality, comprehensive and integrated support solutions to help drive the adoption of Linux in the enterprise and reduce the IT infrastructure costs.

About the Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 20,000 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 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 Certified Partner levels. http://oraclepartnernetwork.oracle.com.

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