Network Appliance Launches Oracle on Linux Competency Center

Sunnyvale, Calif. - September 9, 2003 -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of enterprise network storage solutions today announced the opening of the Oracle on Linux Competency Center, located at NetApp Headquarters. The center is designed to help customers deploy Linux® based solutions throughout the enterprise. The center will help customers and partners configure and deploy Oracle on Linux based solutions using common best practices and improve time-to-productivity. This center provides customers the ability to gain a new level of service and value by leveraging technical expertise and knowledge.

"Customers need complete enterprise service solutions that can meet all their business challenges. Enterprise customers who choose Linux can now benefit from an assured quality of service delivered through senior solution architects and subject matter experts from both companies. This Linux Competency Center is a perfect complement to the services already offered by Oracle Consulting and NetApp through the Oracle on NetApp Center of Excellence," said Paul Cross, vice president of Technology, Strategy and Architecture, Oracle Consulting.

"The Oracle on Linux Competency Center will deliver a level of confidence for customers as they deploy Linux throughout the enterprise." said Phil Williams, vice president of solution marketing at Network Appliance.

The Oracle on Linux Competency Center will provide a comprehensive set of services and expertise for enterprise customers looking to deploy NetApp® solutions running in an Oracle and Linux environment. The new center is both a physical and virtual center that will provide:

  • A state of the art facility for partners and customers to validate and support enterprise solutions
  • Oracle® Real Application Clusters Accelerator for Linux
  • Storage assessment and data migration services
  • Disaster recovery and high availability solutions and services
  • Oracle capacity and performance services
  • Oracle technical architecture and implementation services

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