Press Release

EMC and Oracle to Offer NAS Services

EMC Proven Solution Delivers Simple, Cost-Effective EMC Networked Attached Storage for Oracle Environments

, September 09, 2003 - 

EMC Corporation and Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ:ORCL), today announced availability of a new joint service available to help customers easily deploy Oracle® Database with EMC network attached storage (NAS) technology. The Oracle Database with EMC: Accelerator for NAS is the third in a series of EMC solutions available from EMC Global Services and Oracle Consulting.

Oracle Database with EMC: Accelerator for NAS is a service engagement that will enable customers to quickly implement Oracle Database on EMC's Celerra NS600 NAS systems. Service professionals from EMC Global Services and Oracle Consulting will work together with customers to design, deploy and optimize EMC's enterprise NAS systems and software with Oracle Database technology, providing a simple, cost-effective alternative to traditional direct-attached storage for small database environments.

Oracle Database with EMC: Accelerator for NAS is the third in a suite of offerings providing new and existing customers with a quick and easy path to achieve the cost-efficiencies and compelling database performance advantages of running their Oracle Database technology with EMC Automated Networked Storage solutions. A recent META Group white paper, sponsored by EMC, on deploying databases in NAS environments as well as details on the other joint solutions (Oracle on EMC: Database Accelerator and EMC Oracle 11i RapidClone Accelerator) are available at emc.com.

Don Swatik, Vice President of EMC's Global Solutions Group, said, "EMC and Oracle have worked together to build, test and document integrated solutions that fit into a customer's tiered storage strategy and help them quickly realize the benefits of a common EMC management framework that can be leveraged across multiple Oracle Database servers. With Oracle Database with EMC: Accelerator for NAS solution, we're able to architect an environment that gives administrators greater control, reduces costs and simplifies the provisioning of new storage to support growth."

Paul Cross, Vice President Technology Strategy and Architecture, Oracle Consulting, added, "Customers running Oracle databases in departmental applications are increasingly looking for storage alternatives that are cost-effective and easy to manage. We've worked closely with EMC to design a solution that helps our mutual customers quickly take advantage of the benefits of NAS to maximize their storage utilization, effectively backup their information and manage their Oracle environment."

Availability

Oracle Database with EMC: Accelerator for NAS Service is available immediately in North America and is scheduled to be available worldwide later in 2003. Demonstrations of this EMC solution are available at EMC Global Solution Centers located in Tokyo, Japan, Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and Cork, Ireland. More information can be found at: www.emc.com/emc-oracle or www.otn.oracle.com/consulting.

EMC and Oracle

EMC and Oracle have over 25,000 mutual installations, providing solutions for 90 of the Fortune 100 businesses. The two companies have had a strategic alliance since 1995. In 2002, EMC and Oracle established a Joint Service Center (JSC) staffed by service engineers from both companies to facilitate faster problem resolution for their shared customers and serve as a dedicated lab to duplicate customer environments for testing and benchmarks. Both companies utilize each other's technologies in their own businesses.

About EMC

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world leader in information storage systems, software, networks and services, providing automated networked storage solutions for organizations across the globe. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.

About Oracle

Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle visit out Web site at www.oracle.com.

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