Oracle Delivers on Customer Choice, Provides Continued Availability and Platform Support for HP Integrity Solutions

Oracle Teams With HP to Extend Value of Latest Oracle Applications Releases

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Feb. 15 / -- Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) has announced that its portfolio of software products is now even broader for HP Integrity servers running the HP-UX 11i operating system.

As part of this announcement, Oracle® E-Business Suite Release 12 is now available on HP Integrity servers running HP-UX 11i. With this release, Oracle further demonstrates its commitment to HP-UX 11i as a strategic platform, with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 availability simultaneous with other major Unix platforms. Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 is also shipping today for the HP-UX HP 9000 platforms, and 32-bit Linux ProLiant platforms, and is planned for 32-bit Windows platforms.

Other Oracle Applications for HP Integrity servers running HP-UX 11i were announced under Oracle's "Applications Unlimited" program last month. These include Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise 9.0, Siebel CRM 8.0, and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 8.12. Oracle and HP will continue efforts to offer customers choice across the Oracle Applications families, on both HP Integrity and HP BladeSystem.

Partnership Enables Greater Platform Choice for Oracle Applications

"Customers want access to world class applications on platforms that are scalable and cost effective," said Doug Kennedy, vice president, Worldwide Alliances and Channels at Oracle. "The ongoing partnership between HP and Oracle delivers a great combination of robust technology and exceptional support to our joint installed base of worldwide customers. We look forward to the ongoing success of Integrity with Oracle's database, middleware, and applications products."

"Today's announcement emphasizes HP's and Oracle's commitment to providing our existing customer base of more than 100,000 joint deployments with a clear path to the future, and helps meet the strong customer demand for Oracle products on HP Integrity servers," said Michelle Weiss, vice president of marketing, Business Critical Systems, HP. "With availability of Oracle E-Business Suite 12, Siebel 8, PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards across the HP portfolio, including the HP Integrity and HP BladeSystem families, our customers can now create the application environment that's right for their evolving business needs."

HP Oracle Centers Offer Highest Level of Joint Customer Support

Businesses looking to leverage HP demo system environments and expertise on Oracle applications can visit one of 13 worldwide technology and solution centers jointly managed by HP and Oracle. These centers provide resources to model solutions based on Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle's Siebel, PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards and provide technical assistance to customers and partners who are considering upgrading to HP Integrity Servers.

For customers interested in sizing and architecture design, additional help can be found at HP Oracle Solution Design Centers. At these centers of expertise, customers will have access to highly-experienced solution and design personnel averaging more than ten years experience. Additionally, the latest information on database features and applications, including proven methodologies and best practices, help simplify and accelerate deployment. HP Oracle Solution Design Centers are located throughout the US and Canada and provide support for customers within North America, Central America and South America.

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