Dell, Oracle and Red Hat join forces to promote Open Source


United States, October 25, 2002

Active cooperation at LinuxWorldStuttgart, October 25th, 2002

Dell, Oracle and Red Hat will be presenting jointly developed Open Source solutions for corporate enterprises at LinuxWorld. The companies will be represented at a single stand (hall 6.1, stand D12) at the event, which is being held in Frankfurt from October 29th to 31st. One product of the cooperation between Dell, Oracle and Red Hat, which was announced last June, will be an Oracle 9i Real Application Cluster solution running on Dell PowerEdge servers under Red Hat's Linux Advanced Server 2.1 operating system. The system components have been specially selected by the partners for compatibility to provide optimum performance. The demonstration system will feature a mySAP application, thus offering a preview of a system which is due to be certified in the near future.

The aim of the cooperation between Dell, Oracle and Red Hat is to improve the performance, reliability, clustering and management of Linux. The first results of this collaboration have shown that the jointly developed solutions can increase the I/O data throughput by 500%, the CPU kernel utilization by 400%, and the performance of database queries by 200%.

The corporate cooperation has also borne fruit in other areas, and not just in the technical field, as Susanne Sch