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EqualLogic Supports Oracle 11g

NASHUA, N.H. -- EqualLogic, a leading provider of enterprise-class iSCSI storage area network (SAN) solutions, today announced support for Oracle® Database 11g.

For IT administrators seeking cost-effective, yet high-performance scale-out storage for Oracle Database 11g, the EqualLogic PS Series modular iSCSI storage arrays deliver fully-redundant, reliable, fast and self-managing storage grids. Out of the box, the PS Series SAN automatically balances workloads across all available system resources to optimally serve transactional Oracle databases. In addition, EqualLogic’s PS3000 Series of Serial-Attached-SCSI (SAS) disk arrays can be deployed as a dedicated performance-optimized tier for intense Oracle application workloads within a multi-tier SAN that also includes Serial ATA (SATA) disk drives. The integration of SAS and SATA in a single SAN allows administrators to optimize storage tiers to meet the performance and capacity needs of production and archive data.

Oracle databases drive critical applications used by EqualLogic’s customers of all sizes. Oracle Database 11g’s new support for Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS) for Windows helps provide more options for data protection and backup for the database. New storage-centric partitioning and compression capabilities in Oracle Database 11g also provide new ways for IT administrators to help reduce the amount of money and time they spend managing storage. EqualLogic’s all-inclusive storage management software features and ease of use can improve Oracle environments by simplifying deployment, growth and protection of database applications.

“As a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork, EqualLogic shares Oracle’s goal of providing customers choice and control in how to store, manage and protect mission-critical database application data,” said Eric Schott, senior director of product management at EqualLogic. “The PS Series’ ease of management helps place IT focus where it belongs – on developing and running high-value business applications based on databases like Oracle Database 11g – not on managing storage infrastructure.”

EqualLogic Inc.