Oracle Press Release

Oracle Introduces Oracle® VM Template for Oracle’s Siebel CRM

Siebel CRM Customers Benefit from Server Consolidation and Reduced Energy Use With Cost-Effective Enterprise Virtualization

Redwood Shores, CA – August 12, 2009

News Facts

Enabling customers to further benefit from server consolidation, world-class support, and energy and space cost savings by using enterprise-class server virtualization, Oracle today announced the availability of Oracle® VM Templates for Siebel CRM 8.1.1.
Oracle VM Templates for Siebel CRM deliver a quick start for a virtualized Siebel CRM, Oracle Database and Oracle Enterprise Linux environment and enable customers to bring their minimum server requirements from four to just one.
With Oracle VM Templates for Siebel CRM, a fully installed software environment for Siebel CRM can be up and running quickly and easily in less than three hours, by eliminating the need to separately install and setup the operating system, database and Siebel CRM applications.
Using the template in an existing Siebel CRM environment, new instances of application modules, application servers and web servers can also be provisioned within minutes.
By helping to reduce the number of servers needed through deployment in a virtualized environment, Oracle VM Templates for Siebel CRM effectively promote green computing and can dramatically cut costs on server purchases and maintenance, as well as energy use.
Oracle VM Templates for Siebel CRM can be downloaded once and used multiple times to set up new Siebel CRM environments.

About Oracle VM Templates

Oracle VM Templates provide an innovative approach to deploying a pre-installed, pre-configured software solution that is fully supported for production deployments.
Use of Oracle VM Templates can help eliminate virtualization installation and configuration costs and reduce ongoing maintenance costs, allowing organizations to realize faster time to market and lower cost of operations.
Oracle VM Templates are also available for Oracle Database, Oracle Enterprise Linux, Oracle Fusion Middleware and other Oracle products.

About Siebel CRM 8.1.1

With Siebel CRM, Oracle delivers on its Applications Unlimited commitment; the long-term plan to provide continued enhancements to current Oracle Applications.
Siebel CRM expands Oracle's footprint in delivering "Complete CRM" - a combination of transactional, analytical and engagement features to manage customer-facing operations and maximize top and bottom line growth.
Designed to retain and grow customer relationships, Siebel CRM enables a personalized and consistent service experience proven to help increase loyalty and profitability.

Supporting Quotes

“Oracle VM Templates for Siebel CRM 8.1.1 is further confirmation of Oracle consistently delivering cost and resource savings to customers, especially during a time when attention to strapped resources are of utmost priority,” said Anthony Lye, SVP of CRM at Oracle. “Oracle VM Templates for Siebel CRM 8.1.1 enables customers to not only reduce costs through the use of server virtualization, but also deploy and operate confidently their Siebel CRM applications on a platform backed worldwide by affordable support.”
“The overall experience was great. The process was simple and it was very easy to install the virtual machines. It took us roughly 3 hours to install the Oracle VM server and the Siebel virtual machine images,” said Mr. Ali Sadat, Director of Technical Alliance at Cast Iron Systems (An Oracle Inner Circle Integration Partner).

Supporting Resources

Oracle VM Templates for Siebel CRM 8.1.1

Oracle VM Templates

Siebel CRM

Siebel CRM 8.1.1

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