Oracle and Symantec Certify Veritas Data Center Solutions on Oracle Enterprise Linux
In response to growing customer demand for the Oracle Unbreakable Linux support program, Oracle and Symantec today announced certification of Veritas data center software with Oracle Enterprise Linux. The certification will help organizations running Symantec on Linux reduce deployment time and implementation costs.
Launched in 2006 to help drive the adoption of Linux in the enterprise, Oracle Unbreakable Linux provides customers with industry-leading global support for Linux. Oracle Enterprise Linux, a feature of the Oracle Unbreakable Linux program, is fully compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. With this latest certification, Oracle Unbreakable Linux support customers deploying Veritas solutions with Oracle Enterprise Linux will receive enterprise-quality support from both vendors. The certification spans the following six Veritas data center software products: Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0; Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle 5.0; Veritas Storage Foundation Cluster File System 5.0; Veritas Cluster Server 5.0, Veritas NetBackup 6.0 Client and Veritas i3.
"The Oracle Unbreakable Linux support program continues to demonstrate strong momentum as we expand our work with industry leaders to help simplify the adoption, development and deployment of Linux in the enterprise," said Wim Coekaerts, vice president, Linux Engineering, Oracle. "Enterprise customers adopting Linux want to leverage the enterprise storage management and high availability processes and standards that are mainstays in their UNIX environments. As a result of our work with Symantec, we are making it easier for customers to deploy Symantec solutions with Oracle Enterprise Linux."
Symantec also worked with Oracle to certify Veritas Storage Foundation Cluster File System with Oracle Real Application Clusters on Oracle Enterprise Linux, Red Hat and SUSE. This will offer Oracle Real Application Clusters customers running Linux the option to deploy Symantec's scalable file system and enterprise storage management solution.
"Adopting a standardized software infrastructure that supports the heterogeneous data center enables organizations to reduce complexity and drive costs down while increasing service levels," said Rob Soderbery, senior vice president of Symantec's Storage Foundation Group. "By continuing our work with Oracle, our customers will now have the choice of deploying Veritas high availability, data protection, and storage management solutions across every major operating system in their data center -- including Oracle Enterprise Linux."