Novell and Oracle have launched what they call an Accelerator service designed to help IT professionals streamline the deployment of a grid-ready infrastructure for datacentres.
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The two companies envisage Accelerator as a service engagement wherein skilled personnel from Oracle will work with Novell, HP and Egenera to expedite implementation and deployment of Oracle's Grid Computing infrastructure software onto SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.
The new Accelerator is offered with what the companies regard as ‘flexible’ optional pricing designed to fit into customer budget and deployment requirements. The package features Oracle Database 10g, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Application Server 10g, and Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g for customers running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell. The solution also includes Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control (Oracle Grid Control) and the Automated Storage Management feature of Oracle Database 10g to provide a solution for monitoring and managing grid applications and infrastructure software and storage.
"Oracle and Novell share a common vision of providing a low-cost, high-performance computing platform for world-class enterprise data centres," claims Dave O'Neill, group vice president, Oracle Technology Business Unit.