HP is optimizing its BladeSystem Matrix data center solution to help businesses create private cloud environments for their Oracle enterprise applications.
Hewlett-Packard is unveiling a private cloud offering based on its
BladeSystem Matrix integrated data center solution that is designed
specifically for Oracle applications.
HP's Private Cloud Solutions for Oracle Applications are
designed to enable businesses to quickly deploy Oracle software, including
PeopleSoft Enterprise, Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Fusion Middleware.
Announced Sept. 20, the offering is based on the BladeSystem
Matrix, an all-in-one solution introduced last year that includes the compute,
networking, storage, virtualization and management software in a single box.
With the Oracle offering also come HP's Cloud Service Automation software and
StorageWorks data services, according to company officials.
The solution includes one-touch application provisioning and a
self-service portal for delivering Oracle software service on-demand.
The hardware and software are shipped together from HP's Factor
Express program. All of this is designed to reduce deployment time and
architectural headaches for end users, according to HP.
"To ensure the best service delivery across an
organization, clients need applications and infrastructure to be tightly
integrated and IT systems to be tuned to the unique demands of each application
environment," Mike Crowsen, vice president of the Oracle Alliance at HP,
said in a statement. "No other vendor has integrated infrastructure for
Oracle applications to the extent HP has with its Private Cloud Solutions for
Oracle Applications, enabling clients to achieve levels of deployment speed,
simplicity and flexibility never before possible."
The announcement comes during Oracle's OpenWorld 2010 show in San
Francisco, and at the end of a tense two weeks between
Oracle and HP. Oracle earlier this month hired Mark Hurd, who resigned under
pressure as HP CEO in August, as
co-president. The next day, HP sued Hurd, claiming his taking such a job with a
competing company violated his hefty severance package, which some put in the
$35 million range.
In addition, days after Hurd resigned from HP, Oracle CEO
Larry Ellison blasted the HP board of directors for letting Hurd go, saying it
was a terrible personnel move.
However, at OpenWorld, the two apparently reconciled their
dropped the lawsuit against Hurd, and two high-ranking HP executives-Ann
Livermore, executive vice president of HP's Enterprise Business, and David
Donatelli, executive vice president and general manager of enterprise servers,
storage and networking with the Enterprise Business-spoke at OpenWorld.
For his part, Hurd also spoke at the show, unveiling the
Exadata Database Machine X2-8 and remaining
quiet about HP.
In a statement announcing HP had dropped the lawsuit against
Hurd, Cathie Lesjak, CFO and interim CEO at
HP, talked about the relationship between the two companies.
"HP and Oracle have been important partners for more than
20 years and are committed to working together to provide exceptional products
and service to our customers," Lesjak said. "We look forward to
collaborating with Oracle in the future."
They also both count IBM
as their top rival in the tech industry.