Dell prepping new x86 infrastructure for Oracle enterprise software

The new x86 server infrastructure essentially combines Dell hardware with Oracle software.

Dell and Oracle have renewed their partnership for collaboration on enterprise software with the debut of a new x86 infrastructure.

Announced amid the Dell Enterprise Forum in Silicon Valley this week, the server infrastructure essentially combines Dell hardware with Oracle software.

Targeted toward businesses of "all sizes," the platform is meant to provide Dell customers with access to and support for Oracle's Linux, VM, and Enterprise Manager products.

Both companies are promising customer support, although Dell is listed as the primary point of contact.

The lovefest continues as Oracle is now listing Dell as a preferred x86 partner for deploying its software. At the same time, Dell highlighted Oracle as a preferred enterprise software provider for its hardware.

But Oracle president Mark Hurd made this seem like more of a win for Dell, commenting in prepared remarks that this expanded alliance will enable Dell to "gain significant market share by delivering to its customers an integrated, optimized solution designed to deploy business critical applications."

The new Dell-Oracle products are slated to roll out during the second half of 2013.

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