Oracle Press Release

Oracle Delivers Three New Validated Configurations for Oracle Linux Customers

Latest Pre-Tested Configurations Include Oracle Linux Running on Oracle Systems – Program Continues to Enable Faster Time to Market, Mitigated Risk and Lower Cost

Redwood Shores, Calif. – March 31, 2011

News Facts

Three new Oracle Validated Configurations are now available to speed the deployment of solutions based on Oracle Linux with Oracle’s Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel.
The three new configurations consist of Oracle Linux 5 with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage 7420 appliance, and one of the following:
Oracle’s Sun Fire X4800 server, an 8-socket rackmount x86 system, with QLogic FC HBAs;
Oracle’s Sun Fire X4470 server, a 4-socket rackmount system;
Oracle’s Sun Fire X4270 M2 server, a 2-socket rackmount system.
Oracle Validated Configurations enable easier, faster, and lower-cost deployment of Oracle Linux and Oracle VM solutions in the enterprise, by offering best practices via pre-tested, validated architectures that help improve the reliability of solutions.

Enabling Customers to Mitigate Risk and Cost with Pre-Tested Configurations

With Oracle Validated Configurations, Oracle Linux customers can quickly deploy a modern, reliable, and optimized corporate IT infrastructure using enterprise hardware and software.
Partners can also showcase how their solutions seamlessly integrate with Oracle’s hardware and software to offer customers a simplified, scalable and reliable Oracle Linux-based architecture, along with the fastest way to deploy it.
The latest Oracle Validated Configurations are available on the Oracle Technology Network.

Supporting Quotes

"Through Oracle Validated Configurations, customers benefit from pre-tested, verified configurations delivered by Oracle and our partners,” said Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president, Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle. “This enables customers to reduce the time they spend on testing and deployment, allowing them to focus more on managing their infrastructure and developing new business solutions.”
“The Oracle Validated Configurations announced today are yet another example of Oracle’s commitment to engineering our hardware and software together to deliver high-performance application-to-disk solutions,” said Ali Alasti, vice president of hardware engineering, Oracle. “The tight integration between our x86 clustered systems, ZFS Storage appliance and Oracle software takes out the guesswork for customers and delivers differentiated value unmatched in the market.”
"QLogic has partnered closely with Oracle to develop and deliver storage and converged networking solutions in Oracle Linux and Oracle VM environments for enterprise customers worldwide,” said Satish Lakshmanan, senior director of product marketing, Host Solutions Group, QLogic Corp. “The latest Oracle Validated Configurations for Oracle Linux provide customers low-cost solutions while preserving performance in virtualized datacenters. Validated Configurations that combine QLogic adapters with the powerful x86-based Oracle Sun Fire X4800 server deliver outstanding performance, scalability and reliability for a variety of applications.”

Supporting Resources

Oracle Linux Blog, Twitter
Oracle InfraRed blog, LinkedIn, Facebook
Oracle Storage on Twitter

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