Press Release: October 12, 2009

HP Empowers Customers to Unleash the Potential of Oracle Environments

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 12, 2009

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HP today announced at Oracle® OpenWorld 2009 new HP BladeSystem Matrix provisioning templates and reference configurations for Oracle solutions on HP infrastructure.

These solutions from HP enable business to more quickly respond to business changes and maximize technology investments.

The best-practice provisioning Oracle templates streamline deployment of applications with HP BladeSystem Matrix, a breakthrough converged server, storage and networking platform. As a result, customers can deploy all the servers, storage and network resources needed for an entire Oracle application in minutes, instead of days.

“Customers need to increase data center utilization, enhance staff productivity and quickly adjust their infrastructure as business demands change,” said Jim Jackson, vice president, marketing and solutions, Infrastructure Software and Blades, HP. “With more servers running more Oracle applications than any other vendor, HP understands how to optimize these environments and has now built this knowledge into BladeSystem Matrix via Oracle application templates.”

“HP is a very important partner for Oracle. For many years our teams have worked closely to deliver superior engineering and technology integration for our joint customers,” said Stephen Boyle, vice president, Strategic Alliances, Oracle. “The move toward converged server, storage and network infrastructure will provide further opportunity for Oracle and HP to deliver scalable solutions based on HP platforms with Oracle VM and Oracle Grid environments that can help dramatically simplify and reduce costs in the data center.”

Maximize business potential with a converged infrastructure

With the new BladeSystem Matrix Application Infrastructure Template kit, customers can orchestrate and automate provisioning of an Oracle PeopleSoft application with Oracle 11g in a three-tier architecture. Customers can easily customize the templates for their specific requirements and ensure compliance with their data center policies. The pre-designed workflows allow for fast expansion of infrastructure resources to respond to business changes.

The HP BladeSystem Matrix solution in an Oracle environment enables customers to:

  • Allocate resources to meet dynamic business needs using application infrastructure templates and a self-service portal to provision data center resources. Applications can now be deployed in minutes versus days using traditional approaches.
  • Transform data center economics by moving to a cost-effective, shared infrastructure that doubles administrator productivity by eliminating or automating routine manual tasks.
  • Maximize technology investments by integrating HP and Oracle solutions for a flexible shared-services infrastructure with existing data center tools and processes.

More information about Oracle on HP BladeSystem Matrix is available at www.hp.com/go/matrix.

New HP reference configurations for Oracle

HP reference configurations for Oracle are guidelines for deploying HP solutions that have been proven through joint HP and Oracle engineering expertise and testing. The new HP reference configurations for Oracle provide customers with best practices focused on:

  • Ensuring high availability with the HP reference architectures for a service-oriented architecture with Oracle Database 11g.
  • Scaling linearly as user population grows for online transaction processing using the Oracle Database 11g Scalability with Compression on HP ProLiant DL785 reference architecture.
  • Achieving the full potential of the Oracle Grid architecture by demonstrating the value of automated online server reprovisioning in a cost-effective environment with HP Scalable NAS and HP BladeSystem. Furthermore, a new reference architecture titled “HP Virtual Server Environment Reference Architecture for Oracle Grid on HP Integrity server blades” is now available.

More information about these offerings is available at www.hp.com/go/oracle.

Enhance storage virtualization with HP and Oracle

HP StorageWorks offers a range of storage virtualization solutions that enable Oracle customers to consolidate and modernize their infrastructures to reduce cost, while increasing performance and utilization. In addition, the flexible storage systems can help meet their growing data requirements.

For example, the HP LeftHand P4000 SAN enables customers to fully benefit from server virtualization, including consolidation and simplified management features. The system is easy to manage, offers unlimited scalability and provides built-in high availability across multiple locations. In addition, Oracle’s recent validation of Oracle VM with HP LeftHand storage and the HP ProLiant DL380 G6 server assures Oracle customers will receive a solid, integrated solution.

Grocery Outlet Inc. chose the HP LeftHand Network P4000 SAN as a key element for managing data associated with its mission-critical custom finance application that uses Oracle Database.

“We trusted HP for their reliability in providing solutions for our mission-critical business applications. HP has also helped us meet our primary strategic IT goals for a solid infrastructure, being well-positioned for growth, and having the lowest cost of entry for virtualization capabilities,” said Gordon Yee, network manager, Grocery Outlet Inc. “With the HP LeftHand Networks SAN, our company was able to save energy and reduce our overall footprint by provisioning 10 terabytes of storage on two HP LeftHand servers.”

More information about HP StorageWorks solutions for Oracle is available at www.hp.com/storage/oracle and www.hp.com/go/lefthandnetworks.

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