Hewlett-Packard and open source database firm MySQL have announced a tie-up that will see HP offering consultancy and support services for MySQL software.
The move is aimed at boosting HP’s open source and Linux capability and extending its IT services.
Under an agreement between the two firms, HP will provide consulting, integration and support services for customers implementing MySQL Network database software. MySQL will train HP Services professionals on its products.
HP and its partners will also resell MySQL Network subscription services, which include access to certified MySQL software, updates and upgrades, alerts, software advisers, an online knowledgebase and full production-level technical support.
HP will incorporate MySQL into its new open source middleware stacks, which offer users different ways to deploy open source middleware on HP platforms.