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Oracle Chooses VMware's Virtualization As Its Standard

In a joint-development agreement, Oracle has picked VMware's virtualization development platform its server technologies. The two will also jointly market end-user products.

Virtualization specialist VMware Inc. and Oracle recently signed a joint development and marketing deal that includes Oracle's standardizing on VMware products.

VMware will become the virtualization development platform for Oracle server technologies, and Oracle plans to deploy 7,000 VMware virtual servers internally.

The two companies also plan to work together to improve Oracle products running on VMware virtual engines and jointly market end-user products.

"We've been seeing great momentum in terms of customers adopting VMware for their production and data-center environments," says Dan Chu, director of global ISV alliances for VMware. "We now have the endorsement of the largest enterprise software vendor in the world."

Prem Kumar, VP of server technologies engineering at Oracle, says the use of VMware virtualization products will enable Oracle to better optimize its products for use in multiple Windows and Linux operating-system environments. "We've gotten significant feedback from our customers requesting VMware support," Kumar says. "We will be using VMware as our standard virtualized environment, including building product, testing, and installing, and it will be certified as a standard configuration."

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