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Oracle and Intel Collaborate to Accelerate Enterprise-Ready Cloud Computing

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Companies to Work on Technology and Standards to Make Clouds More Efficient and Secure

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23, 2008 - Oracle and Intel Corporation today announced that they are collaborating to help accelerate enterprise readiness of cloud computing and make it more efficient and secure. The companies will also identify and drive standards to enable flexible deployment across private and public clouds.

Cloud computing is an efficient way to run programs and store data which a large number of users can access through Internet technologies. Enterprise customers are already running applications on shared infrastructure within their firewalls using Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) and Oracle Grid Computing technologies, including Oracle® Database, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Automatic Storage Management, Oracle Application Grid, Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle VM. With this foundation, enterprises are now looking to create private clouds for their internal applications and to have the ability to extend them to public, multi-tenant clouds with the same level of security, flexibility and efficiency.

"Oracle understands that enterprises would like the flexibility of choosing to run their enterprise systems in either private or public clouds, but in order to do that, cloud computing needs to be highly efficient, secure and standards based," said Robert Shimp, group vice president, Oracle Global Technology Business Unit. "Intel and Oracle are collaborating to make this happen."

"Intel and Oracle are taking a leadership role to expand the reach of enterprise-ready cloud computing," said Doug Fisher, vice president, Software and Solutions Group (SSG), and general manager of SSG's Systems Software Division at Intel Corporation. "By collaborating to improve efficiency, extend standards and enhance security, we're making cloud computing more of an option for enterprise deployments."