Dell's Open Source Plans Favor Oracle

Wednesday Apr 2nd 2003 by Staff

The computer maker teams with Oracle to hit the sweet spots that are customers' datacenters using cluster computing.


Dell Wednesday expressed its faith in open-source computing like never before and significantly expanded its pacts with vendors Oracle (Quote, Company Info) and EMC.

Oracle Chairman and CEO Larry Ellison joined Dell CEO Michael Dell onstage at the Pierre Hotel to discuss how the two companies had inked a global sales agreement to implant Oracle databases and application servers on Dell servers in Europe and Asia, and create cost-effective servers powered by Oracle software for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

Specifically, Dell will craft server and storage platforms primed for Oracle 9i Database with Real Application Clusters for both Red Hat Linux Advanced Server and Microsoft Windows environments.

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