Oracle Press Release

Oracle Extends the Oracle Exastack Program with Availability of Oracle Exastack Optimized, Oracle Exadata Ready and Oracle Exalogic Ready

New Oracle VM Ready, Oracle Exastack Remote Labs and Enablement Offerings Help Partners to Deploy Faster, More Reliable Applications for End Users

ORACLE OPENWORLD, San Francisco, October 3, 2011

News Facts

Oracle today expands its Oracle Exastack Program with the availability of Oracle Exastack Optimized, enabling Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and other qualifying members of Oracle Partner Network (OPN) to optimize their applications to run faster and more reliably on Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud.
Partners achieving an Oracle Exadata Optimized or Oracle Exalogic Optimized status can also leverage specific branding and promotional benefits including the use of a product specific Oracle Optimized logo. OPN members participating in the program will also be able to leverage their Oracle Exastack Optimized applications toward advancement to Platinum or Diamond level in the OPN Specialized program.
Oracle Exastack Ready expands to now include an Oracle Exadata Ready and Oracle Exalogic Ready status, allowing customers to easily identify the OPN member applications that readily support Oracle Exadata Database Machine or Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud are pre-integrated hardware and software engineered systems that deliver extreme performance.
Oracle is also announcing the availability of the Oracle Exastack Remote Labs providing qualifying OPN members with access to Oracle technical resources and remote lab environments for purposes of testing and verifying their applications on the latest major releases of Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux or Oracle VM.
Oracle Exastack Ready has also added an Oracle VM Ready status, differentiating for customers the OPN member applications that support the latest major release of Oracle VM. In addition to the Oracle VM remote lab, partners may also access the Oracle VM ISV Developer Guided Learning Path – enabling them to utilize Oracle enablement and testing resources to fully leverage the benefits of the newly released Oracle VM 3.0 platform.

Oracle Sees Strong Momentum for Newly Launched Oracle Exastack Program

The Oracle Exastack Program helps enable ISVs and other OPN members to rapidly build and deliver faster, more reliable applications.
Since the Oracle Exastack Program was launched just over three months ago, partners have achieved over 150 Oracle Exastack Ready milestones for Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, Oracle Database or Oracle WebLogic Server. This rapid adoption of the program is a testament to the importance and value both partners and Oracle place on these kinds of enablement resources.
These partners include ADP, Beijing Teamsun, cVydia, Essatto, F5, GoldenSource, INFOPRO, IBIS, Informatica™, I-ON, Lingotek, Neusoft, PhinCon, Smart Developer, Solix, Teleran and Triple Point, among others.
By deploying their applications on Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, ISVs can reduce the cost, time and support complexities typically associated with building and maintaining a disparate application infrastructure - enabling them to focus more on their core competencies, accelerating innovation and delivering superior value to customers.

Supporting Quotes

“For today’s customers, continuous application improvement and performance from their preferred vendors is business critical,” said Judson Althoff, Oracle Senior Vice President, Worldwide Alliances & Channels and Embedded Sales. “With the Oracle Exastack Program, Oracle is helping partners tune, test and optimize their applications to deliver optimal performance and reliability to their customers, accelerating innovation and delivering superior value to customers.”
“Oracle delivers technology that drives productivity and performance to their clients,” said Brian Rubel, ADP Vice President of Alliances.  “ADP is proud to be an Oracle partner leveraging these same technologies in our continuing focus to deliver high-performance technology solutions to our mutual clients.”
“Customers around the globe continue to turn to Informatica™ for solutions to tackle their most challenging data integration and big data challenges,” said Sachin Chawla, senior vice president, Data Integration, Informatica™. “By achieving Oracle Exadata Ready status, organizations can confidently use Informatica™ products together with Oracle Exadata Database Machine offerings in a secure, highly-available enterprise offering.”
“Our customers must be confident they’re partnering with a company they can trust to deliver the best performance and reliability,” said Doug Daugherty, Chief Technology Officer, Triple Point. “Achieving Oracle Exadata Ready status further signifies Triple Point’s commitment to provide customers with a secure, highly-available enterprise offering.” 

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About the Oracle Exastack Program

The Oracle Exastack Program helps enable Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and other members of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) to rapidly build and deliver faster, more reliable applications. Leveraging the Oracle Exastack Program, qualifying OPN members have access to Oracle performance experts and dedicated labs for testing and tuning their applications on Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud.  Customers can be confident when selecting Oracle Exastack Optimized applications that they have been tested and tuned to achieve optimal performance, scalability and reliability. Also part of the program, Oracle Exastack Ready is dedicated to helping ISVs run their solutions on the latest major release of Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic component products, including Oracle Database, Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. These products provide partners with a lower cost and high performance infrastructure for database and application workloads across on-premise and cloud-based environments. To find out more, visit http://www.oracle.com/partners/goto/exastack

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco, the information technology event dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming technology breakthroughs, draws more than 45,000 attendees from 117 countries.  Oracle OpenWorld 2011 offers more than 2000 educational sessions, 400 product demos, exhibitions from 475 partners showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management and infrastructure – all engineered for innovation.  Oracle OpenWorld 2011 is being held October 2-6 at The Moscone Center in San Francisco.  For more information please visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Watch Oracle OpenWorld live on YouTube for keynotes, sessions and more at www.youtube.com/oracle.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit: www.oracle.com/partners.

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