Oracle Press Release

What Partners are Saying about Oracle’s New Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux

Quote Sheet

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – Sept. 19, 2010

3PAR

“As the leading global provider of utility storage for public and private clouds and a supporter of the Oracle Unbreakable Linux Program, 3PAR is excited by the introduction of Oracle’s new Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel to promote further optimization of Oracle Linux environments.”

-- Steve Crimi, Vice President of Business Development and Alliances.

Compellent

“We’re excited about Oracle’s Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel because of the scalability and performance improvements it can bring to customers running applications with Oracle and Compellent Fluid Data storage. We continue to work with Oracle to ensure solid interoperability between our ultra-efficient enterprise storage, Oracle Linux and Oracle Database 11g, to help customers create a fast, modern and reliable environment.”

-- Bruce Kornfeld, Vice President of Business Development and Alliances

EMC

“We work closely with Oracle to extend the value of our customers’ information infrastructure investments in Oracle environments. This is achieved through tight technology integration, applied technology best practices and joint customer support. EMC solutions have long supported Linux operating systems, including Oracle Linux. EMC's industry-leading E-Lab will test, qualify and document Oracle's new Linux offering to enable our customers to take advantage of the benefits of Oracle’s open source platform.”

-- Michael O’Neill, Vice President, Global Technology Alliances

Emulex

"Oracle’s new Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel delivers mission critical Linux functionality to customers, such as data integrity, which helps reduce system downtime. Along with Oracle, Emulex has been a long-time proponent of delivering data integrity functionality that ensures integrity of user data as it is transferred from the application to the I/O adapter. Our collaboration continues with Oracle, where we are working with the industry to enable end-to-end data protection, and we are actively planning to build pre-tested solutions for customers."

-- Steve Daheb, SVP Business Development and CMO

LSI

“As one of the leading database storage providers, LSI is proud to announce support for Oracle’s Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel. Oracle’s advancements to Oracle Linux provide the most demanding enterprises a platform tuned for reliable database acceleration and business agility. Through our partnership, we support true application to spindle data validation using new industry standards to provide end-to-end protection for mission-critical Oracle Linux environments.”

-- Narayan Venkat, Vice President of Product Management

QLogic

“Our continued collaboration with Oracle and the Linux community allows organizations to confidently deploy our complete portfolio of high performance network adapters for Fibre Channel and Ethernet environments that are optimized for Oracle Linux with Oracle’s new Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel,” “The improved performance and scalability advantages of Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel enable customers to work with comprehensive, integrated, and fully tested solutions that reduce IT infrastructure costs without compromising application performance, helping to drive the adoption of Linux in the enterprise.”

-- Amit Vashi, Vice President of Marketing, Host Solutions Group

NetApp

"Oracle has always been supportive of the Linux community and with its new Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel it is bringing Linux to a new level of performance and scalability. NetApp will be working with Oracle to take benefit of this new optimized kernel by offering customers a fast, modern and reliable Linux environment."

-- Jay Kidd, Senior Vice President, Storage Solutions Group

HP

“Clients require a platform that can keep pace with their ever-changing business demands,” “By offering Oracle Linux and the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel on HP ProLiant BL680c G7servers, clients can receive industry-leading resiliency as well as the flexibility and scalability they need to grow their businesses.”

-- Doug Oathout, Vice President, Converged Infrastructure Marketing, ESSN

Hitachi

“Hitachi Data Systems is working with Oracle to provide customers innovative solutions that take advantage of the new optimized Linux kernel. The new kernel from Oracle will further enhance the performance of the industry-leading storage solutions from Hitachi Data Systems and enable our joint enterprise customers to experience increased functionality in their Linux environments.”

-- Roberto Basilio, Vice President of Storage Platforms Product Management

NEC

"NEC welcomes Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel. NEC believes it will be a solution that strengthens Oracle products and NEC's solutions, and offers high value to customers.”

-- Harumi Ikeda, Vice President and Executive General Manager of IT Software Operations Unit

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