Oracle, HP Get Agile

Tuesday Sep 20th 2005 by Clint Boulton
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The vendors show their devotion for on-demand computing at Oracle's OpenWorld show.

Oracle and HP are combining their philosophies for modern business computing, unveiling a joint ''Optimize for Agility'' initiative to help enterprises improve IT service levels and lower IT costs.

In a deal that typifies on-demand computing, the companies will work to ensure Oracle's 10g grid platform and Enterprise Manager work with products from HP's OpenView management software line, and that Oracle's software runs on HP's servers.

To do this, the vendors will exchange events and operational information, allowing for a richer root-cause analysis and problem solving across a computing grid.

This integration will be triggered by the exchange of models using Web services, giving users the ability to detect and obviate computer performance degradations before they impact users.

Through the alliance, companies will be able to find and allocate computing, such as servers and storage to network capacity, shifting workload changes on-the-fly. These types of characteristics fall under the on-demand computing banner, where resources are automatically provisioned so administrators can focus on other tasks.

The companies said in a statement that service and support offerings are being delivered by more than 950 HP Services specialists trained in keeping Oracle software running.

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