Oracle Press Release

What Partners are Saying about Oracle VM 3.0 and Oracle VM Storage Connect

August 23, 2011

AMD

"Enterprises are turning to virtualization for more rapid and efficient deployment of applications and as the foundation for their private clouds. The AMD Opteron 6100 Series processor has a high core count and massive memory addressability, and combined with Oracle VM 3.0 enables our shared customers to run business-critical applications in more robust VMs while increasing data center flexibility and minimizing cost."

— Margaret Lewis, director of software strategy, AMD

Brocade

"Brocade fabric-based networking solutions interoperate seamlessly with Oracle VM virtualization software to cost-effectively consolidate, virtualize and automate server and storage infrastructures for cloud-optimized environments. The new enhancements in Oracle VM 3.0 perfectly complement the advanced virtualization functionality of Brocade’s data center networking solutions to provide improved agility, while helping to reduce total cost of ownership and streamlining deployments for our mutual customers.”

— Doug Ingraham, vice president, Product Management, Data Center Group

Cisco

"Cisco is collaborating with Oracle to lower IT costs, improve performance, and streamline our mutual customers’ operations. The enhanced memory capacity and unified fabric of Cisco’s Unified Computing System provides the leading platform for virtualization solutions like Oracle VM 3.0.”

— Jackie Ross, vice president for Server, Access and Virtualization Technology Group at Cisco

Dell

"Dell is continuing to lead the way in providing best of breed solutions that help accelerate the advantages of virtualization. With Dell servers, Oracle VM 3.0, when used in conjunction with Oracle Database, we’re enabling our mutual customers to make the most of their IT investments. It all comes down to providing greater flexibility and choice.”

— Virginia Swink, executive director, Next Generation Computing Solutions for Dell

Emulex

"As one of the early vendors to work with Oracle on Linux and virtualization support, Emulex remains committed to a partnership focused on reducing operational expense and complexity for our customers. By combining Oracle VM 3.0 with the inherent virtualization features of the Emulex LightPulse® and OneConnectTM product families, including N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) and Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV), we can provide our joint customers with efficient, high-performance SAN and LAN connectivity, enabling the maximum number of virtual machines per host."

— Shaun Walsh, vice president of marketing, Emulex

Fujitsu Technology Solutions

"Enterprises are increasingly turning to virtualization not just for server consolidation but to more rapidly and efficiently deploy applications and build out private clouds. Our PRIMERGY server family and our ETERNUS DX Series storage combined with Oracle VM 3.0 is an excellent solution for enabling IT to dramatically reduce datacenter complexity and cost while offering them the flexibility required in today’s datacenters."

— Jens Peter-Seick, senior vice president, Product Development Group at Fujitsu Technology Solutions

Fujitsu Limited

"By developing a Storage Connect plug-in we are working with Oracle to drive innovation in the areas of storage provisioning and management. The combination of our storage product ETERNUS DX Series with Oracle VM 3.0 and Storage Connect provides our shared customers with the flexibility and ease of use required in the datacenter today."

— Tadashi Kumasawa, general manager, Storage Planning Div. Storage Systems Unit, Fujitsu Limited

Hitachi Data Systems

"The Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-in combined with Oracle VM 3.0 will give our customers a single storage management solution to monitor and dynamically provision Hitachi Data Systems storage. Closer integration with virtualized applications helps us to offer more efficient storage solutions and improve service levels in highly available Oracle environments.”

— Jim Beckman, vice president, Global Alliances, Hitachi Data Systems

NetApp

"NetApp is driving innovation to help our customers automate critical operations and improve efficiencies to achieve better business outcomes by collaborating with Oracle to develop a Storage Connect plug-in for Oracle VM 3.0. The combination of our industry-leading storage products, with Oracle VM 3.0 and Storage Connect, provides our mutual customers with the flexibility, efficiency and ease of use necessary in the datacenter and cloud environments today and into the future."

— Patrick Rogers, vice president of Corporate Alliances, NetApp

QLogic

"Virtualization of infrastructure powered by QLogic’s multi-protocol converged network adapters and Oracle VM continues to grow across our enterprise customer base. Our market-leading Fibre Channel and converged network adapters, combined with the latest enhancements in Oracle VM 3.0, allow customers to shrink their IT footprint, reduce total cost of ownership and achieve superior application performance while preserving existing investments.”

— Satish Lakshmanan, senior director, product marketing, Host Solutions Group, QLogic

Xsigo

"Xsigo is committed to helping our customers increase application performance while reducing operating costs and complexity. By combining Oracle VM 3.0 with Xsigo Server Fabric and Virtual I/O solutions in delivering Oracle Database, Oracle Applications and Oracle Fusion Middleware solutions, we’re able to deliver a performance-optimized virtualization solution for mission-critical enterprise operations."

— Bruce Fingles, vice president, Product Management and Strategic Alliances at Xsigo

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