Oracle, Novell Streamline Linux Grid Deployment

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2006-04-05 Print this article Print

Oracle and Novell have joined forces to create a Linux-based grid solution.

Novell and Oracle on April 4 agreed to combine forces to speed up the slow-but-steady development of grid systems for enterprise data centers on Linux. The two companies announced the availability of a new accelerator service designed to help enterprise customers streamline the deployment of grid infrastructures for data centers that run on Novells SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. The accelerator service works with a system stack that entails Oracle Database 10g, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Application Server 10g and Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g. The Oracle-Novell Accelerator is not a piece of software per se. It is a service that uses Oracle grid control management software and the automated storage management feature of Oracle Database 10g to provide customized management settings for monitoring and managing grid applications—along with infrastructure software and storage.
Grid computing provides higher overall throughput for an enterprise, by leveraging a number of networked computers to distribute computing power across an infrastructure. Grids use the resources of many separate computers connected by a network (usually the Internet) to solve large-scale computation problems.
"Lets face it, Oracle Database 10g infrastructures arent built by mouse-clicks after dropping in software into a CD-ROM," said Oracle grid computing developer Paul Veilleux. "Grid computing deployments require careful planning when setting up best practices to enable virtualization, standardization and automation procedures. That is why we have collaborated to provide a turnkey solution for the Oracle grid-enabled platform." Read the full story on Linux-Watch: Oracle, Novell Streamline Linux Grid Deployment
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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