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Network Appliance Launches Oracle on Linux Competency Centre

  • 10 September, 2003 17:07

<p>Addresses Enterprise Readiness to Help Customers Deploy Best Practices for Oracle on NetApp.</p>
<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sydney - September 10th 2003.</p>
<p>Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of enterprise network storage solutions today announced the opening of the Oracle on Linux Competency Centre, located at NetApp Headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA. The centre is designed to help customers deploy Linux(r) based solutions throughout the enterprise. The centre will help customers and partners configure and deploy Oracle on Linux-based solutions using common best practices and improve time-to-productivity. This centre provides customers the ability to gain a new level of service and value by leveraging technical expertise and knowledge.</p>
<p>"Customers need complete enterprise service solutions that can meet all their business challenges. Enterprise customers who choose Linux can now benefit from an assured quality of service delivered through senior solution architects and subject matter experts from both companies. This Linux Competency Centre is a perfect complement to the services already offered by Oracle Consulting and NetApp through the Oracle on NetApp Centre of Excellence," said Paul Cross, vice president of Technology, Strategy and Architecture, Oracle Consulting.</p>
<p>"The Oracle on Linux Competency Centre will deliver a level of confidence for customers as they deploy Linux throughout the enterprise." said Phil Williams, vice president of Solutions Marketing at Network Appliance.</p>
<p>The Oracle on Linux Competency Centre will provide a comprehensive set of services and expertise for enterprise customers looking to deploy NetApp(r) solutions running in an Oracle and Linux environment. The new centre is both a physical and virtual centre that will provide:</p>
<p>* A state of the art facility for partners and customers to validate and support enterprise solutions
* Oracle(r) Real Application Clusters Accelerator for Linux
* Storage assessment and data migration services
* Disaster recovery and high availability solutions and services
* Oracle capacity and performance services
* Oracle technical architecture and implementation services
For more information on the Oracle on NetApp Centre of Excellence, visit this site: http://otn.oracle.com/consulting/9iServices/netappaccel.html.</p>
<p>About Network Appliance
Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992, Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner firsts that continue to drive "The evolution of storage(tm)" Information about Network Appliance(tm) solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com.</p>
<p>NetApp is a registered trademark and Network Appliance and The evolution of storage are trademarks of Network Appliance, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.</p>
<p>(c) 2003 Network Appliance, Inc. All rights reserved. Specifications subject to change without notice.</p>
<p>For Further Information please contact -
Simon Green
Network Appliance, Inc.
tels - +61 (0) 3 8636 8000 &amp; +61 (0) 411 223 883</p>
<p>Press contact -
Derek Evans
Gotley Nix Evans Pty Ltd
tels - +61 (0) 2 9957 5555 &amp; +61 (0) 410 601 673
derek.evans@gne.com.au</p>

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