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EMC Helps Oracle Customers Drive More Efficiency And Cost Savings From Their IT Investments

HOPKINTON, Mass., April 29. EMC Corporation, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced new EMC Proven Solutions designed to help Oracle customers gain more efficiencies and cost savings from their IT investments. These new Proven Solutions utilize EMC fully automated storage tiering (FAST) software to increase IT efficiency for Oracle database environments by reining in infrastructure sprawl, and leverage EMC's industry-leading storage virtualization, data deduplication, and archiving technologies to dramatically improve hardware utilization, conduct more cost-efficient backup and recovery, and reduce long term storage growth in production environments.

As organizations continue to look to cloud computing as a way to cut costs and increase efficiency, EMC is architecting solutions that enable customers to get more out of their current IT investments today and build the foundation for a private cloud. EMC solicits feedback from thousands of mutual EMC and Oracle customers to design innovative Proven Solutions that optimize and protect Oracle software deployments, improve application efficiency, and reduce and control long term growth costs. These EMC Proven Solutions have been rigorously tested and documented with reference architectures and best practices designed to reduce the total cost of ownership of the infrastructure:

  • Optimizing performance and cost reduction for Oracle Database 11g deployments with EMC Symmetrix V-Max or EMC CLARiiON CX-4 networked storage systems and EMC FAST to automatically adjust storage tiering as Oracle workloads change. This results in up to 30 percent lower acquisition cost and up to 45 percent lower operating cost in hardware, power, cooling and management over a three year period.
  • Maximize flexibility and efficiency for Oracle database 11g deployments with EMC Celerra NS unified storage systems and VMware vSphere. This enables customers to tier Oracle workloads across IP storage to reduce cost and increase flexibility and increase data mobility between Oracle production, test/development and disaster recovery environments utilizing less hardware.
  • Control the cost of data growth leveraging Oracle RMAN backups with EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems, allowing weeks or months of full backups to be kept online for faster recovery while utilizing 10-30 times less disk.
  • Enhanced EMC E-Lab, VMware qualification and support to help customers more efficiently maintain their VMware virtualized infrastructures on Oracle.

"It's all too easy for storage vendors to get wrapped around the axle of technological brilliance. Yet what really matters to end users is applied technology, and that's what EMC Proven Solutions approach is all about," said Mark Peters, Senior Analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group. "Users demand that key vendors are working beyond academics to deliver practical, proven interoperability and the EMC/Oracle relationship is an example of how this can be taken a step further to optimize the integration of each others' products to deliver enhanced user value that simultaneously enables a sustainable architecture and reduced costs. The use of EMC FAST with Oracle 11g shows how both companies are committed to driving down acquisition and operating costs and will no doubt enhance the 'applied technology value' at many of the two companies' tens of thousands of mutual customers."

"IT departments are consistently looking for ways to drive more value out of their existing infrastructure," said Todd Pavone, Senior Vice President, Global Solutions. "Oracle Database is a cornerstone of many IT environments and EMC is committed to helping our mutual customers easily leverage EMC technology to maximize their Oracle environments while also enabling them to build the foundation for the private cloud."

EMC Proven Solutions help customers identify and overcome business challenges by reducing risk and time-to-value of their information infrastructure. EMC leverages its expertise and proven technologies with its strategic relationships with Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and VMware to deliver solutions that support our customers business and technical requirements.