SINGAPORE - EMC Corporation,
Cisco Systems and Oracle
Corporation, who unveils
its ECOstructure blueprint in April has today announced an expansion of the
initiative with new e-business continuity solutions and worldwide efforts to
further simplify and accelerate the implementation of the e-business infrastructures.
is a combined
initiative of these three companies to deliver technical blueprints for an integrated
infrastructure combining storage, network and business softwares.
The companies showcased their combined solutions at Oracle OpenWorld 2000 (Oct.
1-6) at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.
A new "Recovery" blueprint has been released which builds on the
previously released "Resilient" high availability blueprint and details
additional solutions and best practices from all three companies for failover
and failback between primary and secondary servers.
Focused blueprint training are being conducted for the companies' field technical
architects as well as systems integrator partners to further facilitate joint
One such partner, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young U.S. LLC, already has plans
to align with ECOstructure to develop approaches and methodologies using the
The group is already training over 150 consultants worldwide to deliver ECOstructure-based
solutions to its clients, and plans on deploying it in many of its European
Centers of Excellence in 2001.
"For companies to successfully shift to a new e-business model and advance
in the marketplace, they must first consider a sound, secure and scalable technology
infrastructure," said Steven Sparks, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, vice
president of the Infrastructure and Network Integration group. "We believe
ECOstructure to be an appropriate foundation architecture for our solution offerings.
In fact, we plan to implement ECOstructure in our Advanced Development Centers
in North America."
EMC, Cisco and Oracle are also developing two additional integration centers
to develop and showcase solutions based on the blueprints. The centers will
open later this year in the United Kingdom and Japan, and will join the original
facility at Oracle's Redwood Shores, Calif., headquarters as engineering and
marketing Centers of Excellence.
The ECOstructure alliance comprises engineering personnel and products from
each company and is dedicated toward ongoing testing and validation of existing
and new e-business solutions based on Oracle, EMC and Cisco products.
Since the introduction of the first "Resilient" high availability
environment blueprint in April 2000, there have been more than 6,000 registrations
for the blueprints at the jointly managed Web site.