SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--Brocade® (Nasdaq:BRCD), a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork, today unveiled a broad set of technology solutions developed specifically for use with Oracle database and application suites to enable the efficient and reliable delivery of mission-critical business systems functions. Through extensive collaborative efforts with multiple leading technology partners, Brocade and Oracle have jointly defined and tested vendor-agnostic, multiprotocol technology solution sets designed to address the needs of small to medium businesses (SMBs) and midsize to large enterprises.
“Oracle is the largest business software company and Brocade delivers one of the industry’s broadest application delivery, Ethernet, and storage network portfolios”
Recognizing Brocade as a leading end-to-end networking vendor with a complete portfolio of products to support the rigorous connectivity requirements for Oracle applications and databases, Oracle worked extensively with Brocade to develop multiple solution sets for data warehousing, business applications, and virtualization deployments that are now included in Oracle reference configurations. This announcement bolsters Brocade’s strategy of becoming the network infrastructure provider of choice for major IT systems vendors, such as Oracle, whose business software systems support hundreds of thousands of enterprise customers worldwide.
“Oracle is the largest business software company and Brocade delivers one of the industry’s broadest application delivery, Ethernet, and storage network portfolios,” said Judson Althoff, senior vice president, Global Alliances and Channels at Oracle. “We work together to deliver solutions to our customers so that we can provide proven and tested configurations to allow customers to make decisions with confidence.”
“The requirements of IT today are driving technology vendors to collaborate closely to drive innovation and deliver tightly coupled, best-in-class solutions to end users,” said Zeus Kerravala, senior vice president, Yankee Group. “The collaboration between Brocade and Oracle as announced today exemplifies this trend, with these two technology leaders delivering highly reliable, heterogeneous networking-based business solutions that help their customers maximize their investments in both companies.”
Since 2005, Brocade has been working with Oracle to connect applications within the data center. With the expansion of the Brocade networking product portfolio to include a full range of IP networking equipment, Brocade has been able to increase its relevance in multiple Oracle environments and platforms, resulting in the development of a variety of solutions that span distributed IT infrastructures.
Databases and Data Warehousing
Brocade industry-leading storage area network (SAN) switches have been incorporated into multiple pre-tested Oracle design configurations to create high-performance, fully optimized database and data warehousing solutions:
Business Intelligence and Business Applications
The end-to-end portfolio of Brocade networking products helps optimize business intelligence solutions that fully scale to meet growing business requirements and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO). These solutions include:
The broad range of Brocade networking products supports Oracle VM server virtualization software to deliver more efficient performance in the following ways:
These solutions are available today through Brocade and its technology alliance partners.
“Network connectivity is the driving force behind the efficient and secure delivery of business applications, especially in today’s highly distributed IT environments,” said Marc Randall, senior vice president of Products and Offerings at Brocade. “Being selected by Oracle, one of the world’s largest software vendors, to deliver the critical network infrastructure components of these innovative solutions is validation of the value of our proven, high-performance portfolio of data center offerings.”
To learn more about Brocade joint technology solutions for Oracle, visit www.brocade.com/oracle.
To read the recent Oracle VM Storage Connect announcement, visit http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/036766.
Wim Coekaerts, Oracle’s VP of Linux Engineering on Oracle VM: http://bit.ly/33vXO7
About the Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 22,000 companies that deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle’s premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today’s global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer their customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle’s position as the world’s largest business software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle can apply to qualify for Specializations.
Brocade (Nasdaq:BRCD) develops extraordinary networking solutions that enable today’s complex, data-intensive businesses to optimize information connectivity and maximize the business value of their data. For more information, visit www.brocade.com.
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