Dell and Oracle Build on Relationship to Enhance Customer Experience; Set to Deliver New Integrations between Oracle Technologies and Dell Infrastructure

  • Dell demonstrates integration capabilities with Oracle Enterprise Manager, enabling customers to manage the full infrastructure stack and applications from a single management console
  • Companies reaffirm services agreement giving customers the ability to purchase and renew Oracle software support services for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM directly from Dell; simplifying the point of contact for customers
  • New software and services offerings can increase business value and maximize return on investments

SAN FRANCISCO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 25, 2013 — Today at Oracle OpenWorld, Dell announced new and enhanced infrastructure, software and services offerings designed to help organizations maximize performance of traditional IT and cloud environments running on Dell infrastructure and drive business innovation. The offerings demonstrate continued customer enthusiasm for the expanded Dell and Oracle relationship to deliver comprehensive, end-to-end solutions.

The relationship of Dell and Oracle represents a joining of forces between two industry leaders with nearly unrivaled reach and scale. Dell provides award-winning hardware, software and services along with strengths in enterprise and midmarket organizations around the globe, and Oracle offers the number one enterprise database and enterprise applications portfolio. The new Dell solutions introduced today help organizations enhance and optimize their businesses and manage applications faster with increased performance, flexibility and value at every scale.

Dell Set to Deliver New Levels of Integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager

Today Dell demonstrated integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager that will enable customers to uniquely manage their infrastructure stack, Oracle Database and Applications from a single management console. By tightly integrating Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c with Dell OpenManage, customers can use a single interface for a complete view of their infrastructure – from hardware to the workloads and applications on top – to maximize performance, achieve operational effectiveness and improve resource optimization.

Oracle Enterprise Manager has helped customers monitor and manage their Oracle workloads in traditional and cloud environments for years. The planned integration with Dell OpenManage, leveraging unique agent-free embedded management on Dell’s award-winning x86 PowerEdge servers, means that customers will be able to monitor Dell servers, storage and networking infrastructures directly in the Oracle Enterprise Manager console, helping Oracle administrators quickly understand the top to bottom performance of their applications in a single tool they already recognize.

The integrated solution will enable organizations to have visibility into their Dell infrastructure while providing a side-by-side view of the Oracle databases present on the hardware. This new level of visibility and integration will help ensure optimized performance and increase application service levels by allowing customers to significantly reduce the time to resolution when dealing with complex problems.

“Our relationship with Oracle is about simplifying IT and pre-engineering solutions to work together to reduce integration costs for customers, and enabling them to stand up applications more quickly,” said Samuel Greenblatt, chief architect and technologist, Dell Enterprise Solutions Group. “The engineering work between Oracle and Dell demonstrates how we’re helping customers achieve that vision.”

"Customers of all sizes are demanding more than ever that their technology vendors work together to remove the pain of systems integration before the products arrive at their site. This is true of hardware, software and the applications and databases associated with the infrastructure," said Patrick Moorhead, president and principal analyst, Moor Insights & Strategy. "In broad and deep partnership with Oracle, Dell is answering the bell differently than others in the industry and working hard to engineer its infrastructure to offer customers the best possible experience - from time to deployment to simplifying vital day-to-day tasks such as systems management. We expect more and more customers to take note of the deepening relationship between the two companies."

Dell Introduces New Dell Active Infrastructure for Oracle

Dell also introduced Dell Active Infrastructure for Oracle. These newly optimized reference architectures are based on Oracle Linux and Oracle VM running on leading converged infrastructure solutions from Dell. Customers can now obtain first-call support from Dell Services and purchase and renew Oracle Linux and Oracle VM support services directly from Dell, simplifying the point of contact for customers.

Dell Active Infrastructure for Oracle is based on years of collaboration, in-depth testing and validation between the companies. These solutions provide a centralized source for hardware, software, services and consulting to help customers speed time to productivity, maximize efficiency and strengthen the IT quality of their business.

Dell Reaffirms Commitment to Oracle Database Management with Enhanced Software Solutions

In order to help businesses of all sizes better manage information and get more value from their Oracle implementations, Dell Software has updated its Toad™ for Oracle and SharePlex™ solutions to deliver a host of capabilities. With one of the industry’s largest and most committed user groups, including more than 3 million annual visitors to its Toad World community, Dell Software has ranked as the leading vendor for development and optimization of Oracle and other leading databases1.

Dell Software’s flagship database development and administration solution, Toad for Oracle enables developers, DBAs and analysts of all skill and experience levels to work efficiently and accurately. The latest release delivers support for Oracle Database 12c, and delivers a host of new functionalities including multi-tenancy, diagnostic messaging, upgraded ETL capabilities, code refactoring, enhanced data analysis and provisioning, and others that enrich the overall Toad user experience. In addition, Dell Software has announced the release of Toad ─ Mac Edition, the latest addition to the Toad product family. A no-cost, native Mac application, Toad ─ Mac Edition provides essential database development functionality for Oracle, MySQL and PostgreSQL to boost user productivity.

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