Network Appliance Unveils Oracle Database Support
The company is announcing two new offerings to support Oracle Corp.'s flagship database that help improve manageability and bolster the use of Oracle's application clustering technology.Network Appliance Inc. today will announce two new offerings to support Oracle Corp.s flagship database that help improve manageability and bolster the use of Oracles application clustering technology. The storage vendor at Oracle AppsWorld 2002 in San Diego is rolling out SnapDrive for Oracle, software for managing Oracle 8i and Oracle 9i database deployments running on Microsoft Windows 2000. At the same time, Network Appliance is introducing a bundled offering of its NetApp filer storage appliances along with Solaris-based servers from Fujitsu Siemens Computers, a joint venture between Siemens AG and Fujitsu Ltd., for running Oracle 9is clustering technology called Real Application Clusters.
The SnapDrive data management software helps improve availability and manageability of data from enterprise applications, such as enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management systems, running in a multitiered architecture where the application sitting on an application server is connected to a database with network storage behind it, said Rich Clifton, vice president of commercial solutions marketing at the Sunnyvale, Calif., company. Through storage virtualization, the software allows a NetApp filer to present itself to the Oracle database as a locally attached device, which provides more centralized management of all storage resources, officials said.