SYSTEM NEWS FOR SUN USERS
Vol 64 Issue 4 2003-06-23 Article 10214 from section "Oracle"
Oracle Solutions to Run on Sun's IT Infrastructure, Including N1
Oracle and Sun have worked together for 20 years to bring quality,
performance, innovation and features to the enterprise data center. They
are now reaffirming their commitment to open, standards-based computing
with all the performance, features and value that the enterprise needs.
Sun and Oracle plan to bring these standards to low-cost computing by
introducing servers and software that support open standards-based
clustering as the building blocks for the next generation data center.
Sun and Oracle will bring low-cost computing to collaboration through
Oracle Collaboration Suite and Sun's StarOffice[TM] software. With an
integrated approach that simplifies communications and content, Oracle
Collaboration Suite running on the Solaris[TM] Operating System (Solaris
OS) is a more reliable, secure and cost-effective choice to the current
fragmented server solutions.
StarOffice software is an affordable alternative in office productivity
suites that runs on multiple operating systems, including the Solaris
OS, Microsoft Windows and Linux. The office suite has a simple,
easy-to-use interface and contains full-featured applications including
word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, graphics and database
capabilities. For details on the new features of version 6.0 of the
software, see article .
Oracle Collaboration Suite is an integrated suite of enterprise level
applications that supply email, voice mail, calendaring, file services,
integrated search capabilities and the ability to access this
information from any type of interface. For details on the Oracle
Collaboration Suite, see article numbers  and .
Sun and Oracle will also work together to enable automated deployment of
Oracle and its resources in an N1-enabled data center. The integration
of N1 and Oracle is expected to provide the capability to provision the
Oracle database environment while replacing failed hardware components
on the fly, enabling a flexible database deployment. The companies
intend as well to incorporate Oracle database as the data store for
Sun's N1 and to work together to make N1 leverage the advantages of
Oracle database technology.
With Oracle's E-Business Suite running on the N1 Provisioning Server 3.0
Blades Edition , the Sun Fire[TM] Blade Platform  and the N1
Data Platform and Architecture Services for N1 , customers can
expect a number of business benefits:
- Increased system utilization and better efficiency across the
entire computing infrastructure
- Reduced costs of deploying and managing services
- Faster business service deployment at a lower risk of manual errors
Every application in Oracle E-Business Suite can run in one global
instance of a single database with all the applications working together
and sharing the same information.
Details at http://sun.systemnews.com/64/4/Oracle/index.shtml#10214
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