Dell and Oracle team up on Linux Centre

Dell and Oracle are teaming up to open a competency centre at Dell's Central Campus in Texas, for the testing and fine tuning of Linux solutions running on their systems.

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By  Zoe Moleshead Published  February 5, 2001

Dell and Oracle are teaming up to open a competency centre for the testing of Linux solutions running on their systems. The centre, to be based in Texas, will allow the two companies to test and fine-tune applications running on Linux systems from Redhat.

As part of the deal Dell will develop Oracle products, while Oracle will use Dell's PowerEdge servers and PowerVault storage systems to build Linux versions of the Oracle 9i database. Dell will also use the centre to transfer its customer data to Oracle databases running on Linux.

"Oracle's enterprise credentials are unquestioned and their decision to build the Oracle9i Database for Linux on Dell hardware is testament to how far we've come since entering the enterprise business in 1996," said Michael Lambert, senior vice president, Dell Enterprise Systems Group. "Dell will work with Oracle and customers in the competency centre to deliver Oracle solutions to the market that are easier to use and offer greater value than proprietary, monolithic systems"

The Linux competency centre is scheduled to open in Spring 2001 at Dell's Central Texas campus and will allow customers to test Oracle-based applications for Linux on Intel.

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