Press Release

EMC and Oracle Join Forces Under the Oracle Unbreakable Linux Support Program

Joint Support and Validated Configurations Provide Customers Fast, Seamless and Successful Implementation of Oracle® Enterprise Linux

HOPKINTON, Mass. and REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) and Oracle (NASDAQ-GS: ORCL) today announced several key areas of joint support as part of the Oracle® Unbreakable Linux program. The EMC E-Lab, together with Oracle engineering, has tested and qualified Oracle Enterprise Linux on core EMC platforms and software products to help ensure ease of deployment and use.

"As customers deploy enterprise applications on Oracle Enterprise Linux, they want confidence that all their infrastructure components have been tested and qualified," said Chuck Hollis, Vice President, Technology Alliances, EMC Corporation. "EMC and Oracle have been working together to deliver the highest level of seamless integration as well as developing best practices for validated configurations and migration services."

In addition to extensive joint testing, Oracle Enterprise Linux customers can reduce implementation time and risk by leveraging pre-defined best practices and reference architectures. These tools document end-to-end environments where EMC and Oracle have tested and validated a complete solution. The solutions are backed by the EMC Oracle Joint Escalation Center where EMC and Oracle collaborate to resolve customer issues quickly and efficiently.

"Oracle's goal is to help customers deploy Linux solutions faster, better and cheaper," said Wim Coekaerts, Vice President, Linux Engineering, Oracle. "Oracle and EMC share a strong commitment to this goal, which means providing the rigorous testing that helps ensure our joint customers can easily and seamlessly deploy their applications on Oracle Enterprise Linux and reap the benefits of Oracle's Unbreakable Linux Support program."

EMC is a Certified Advantage Partner in the Oracle PartnerNetwork.

About EMC

Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of 19,000 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer to their customers, leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle qualify for the Oracle Certified Partner level. These partners receive a higher level of service, support, training and certification from Oracle.

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