HP is leveraging its server, storage, software, and services capabilities to provide an infrastructure on which Oracle applications can be quickly deployed on private clouds.
Hewlett-Packard on Monday said it has engineered turnkey solutions that enable Oracle applications such as PeopleSoft Enterprise, Oracle E-Business Suite, and Oracle Fusion Middleware to be deployed on HP's Matrix converged infrastructure in a matter of hours.
HP's goal with the new solutions is to make sure the servers, storage, and software work well together, said Mike Crowsen, Oracle alliance vice president at HP.
"We want to provide a one-stop solution, making sure the solutions work really well," Crowsen said. "We want to leverage HP's technology as far as possible."
HP unveiled the new solutions at the Oracle OpenWorld Conference, held this week in San Francisco.
The new solutions are the latest indication from HP that it is planning to continue its 25-plus-year relationship with Oracle despite the recent rancor between the two IT giants in the wake of Oracle's hiring of former HP CEO Mark Hurd.
They were unveiled one day after Ann Livermore, executive vice president of HP's enterprise business, delivered a keynote at OpenWorld at which she highlighted the importance of the relationship between the two companies.
Both HP and Oracle have been talking about providing customers with the ability to pick-and-choose applications on a capacity-on-demand basis in a modular, services-oriented fashion, said Kevin Lyons, marketing director of enterprise storage, servers, and network alliance at HP.
"Oracle calls it Oracle Fusion," Lyons said. "HP has been doing the same with our converged infrastructure. HP really wants to make sure Oracle Fusion is ready for market. And with Matrix and our blade servers, HP can help them deliver on their vision."
HP's Matrix converged infrastructure, which ties server, storage, and networking resources into a single infrastructure, was designed from the beginning to be the core technology for building private clouds, and with HP's software and services can be the backbone for Oracle's services-oriented vision, Lyons said.
"Wrap it all together, and you have an Oracle cloud," he said.
HP is starting its new Oracle cloud infrastructure with Oracle's PeopleSoft application, based on its own experience with the software.
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