Oracle and FSC restate ISV migration centre offering

Enterprise software behemoth Oracle has reiterated the importance of its recently-opened ‘ISV Migration Centre’ in Turkey as a key tool for Middle East partners that want to migrate their solutions to the Oracle 10g platform. The centre — which is being run in conjunction with hardware buddy Fujitsu Siemens — was first officially announced at this year’s Gitex exhibition.

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By  Andrew Seymour Published  December 20, 2006

Enterprise software behemoth Oracle has reiterated the importance of its recently-opened ‘ISV Migration Centre’ in Turkey as a key tool for Middle East partners that want to migrate their solutions to the Oracle 10g platform. The centre — which is being run in conjunction with hardware buddy Fujitsu Siemens — was first officially announced at this year’s Gitex exhibition. The centre gives ISVs migrating to the Oracle 10g platform an opportunity to access the latest hardware and software resources for testing and validation purposes. Both vendors have staff on hand to assist partners from the Middle East and Africa with the testing of solutions on an Oracle and FSC “Flexframe for Oracle” infrastructure at the Istanbul-based facility. According to the duo, workshops tailored to an ISV’s specific interests and requirements are also available. “The use of the services in this centre is free,” said Hisham Esaadi, director of channel sales and alliances at Oracle MEA. “ISVs can save a considerable amount of time and money on their migration and validation projects and their rate of success should increase significantly,” he said. Coincidentally, Esaadi’s choice of words matches those of Silvia Kaske, director of channel sales and alliances at Oracle Germany, who said after the launch of an identical centre in Munich during July: “The use of the services in this centre is free. ISVs can save a considerable amount of time and money on their migration and validation projects and their rate of success should increase significantly.” As Oracle confirmed back in July — and repeated again with its latest MEA update — ISVs did not previously have access to the hardware and software environments required to conduct extensive testing. Partners that take advantage of the resources available to them will be able to test the performance of Oracle’s Fusion middleware, real application clusters and grid computing technology in a demonstration lab at the centre. All hardware for the testing environment is supplied by FSC. “Our participation in the Oracle ISV migration centre has intensified our close co-operation with Oracle to the benefit of our partners,” commented Habib Bouchrara, VP MEA and Turkey at FSC. “Our Flexframe for Oracle solution delivers ISVs a powerful and scalable infrastructure they can use to test their solutions efficiently. They will also have their software validated and certified for our Flexframe for Oracle infrastructure solution, the first dynamic IT solution to be based on the Oracle Grid technology.” He added: “The Dynamic Data Centre solution we developed together with Oracle is already in high demand for individual applications, and we want to support ISVs on their way into the future.”

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