Sun Microsystems and Oracle are to expand their long-standing alliance to provide customers with support for Oracle products on Linux and Solaris x86.
Announcing the exapnsion of the alliance yesterday, the companies revealed that they will run an 'Oracle Makes Sun Unbreakable' campaign, touting high availablity and reliability. The deal also covers Sun's Solaris Sparc platform.
"Lowest acquisition cost will be just one dimension of what we deliver," said Mark Tolliver, executive vice president of marketing and strategy for Sun.
"Together we're going to bring a new level of simplicity and manageability that significantly reduces the total cost of ownership for customers.
"Sun is the best platform for Oracle and we are now poised to extend that leadership to systems running Solaris x86 and unbreakable Linux."
Mark Jarvis, chief marketing officer at Oracle, added: "Oracle and Sun have long partnered to bring customers highly reliable enterprise class systems.
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