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HP, Intel and Oracle to Offer Application Modernization Initiative
[October 25, 2006]

HP, Intel and Oracle to Offer Application Modernization Initiative

TMCnet Contributing Editor
HP, Intel Corp. and Oracle have joined forces to launch an “Application Modernization Initiative” that will help customers upgrade their legacy application portfolios running on legacy mainframes.

The initiative includes HP servers based on Intel (News - Alert) Itanium processors running Oracle (News - Alert) infrastructure software. Add to that Application Modernization Services from HP. The initiative also offers access to architectural support from all three companies to help design the customer’s solution.

The Application Modernization Initiative comprises of HP Integrity systems based on Intel Itanium processors working within the HP Virtual Server Environment Reference Architecture, the Oracle Grid Computing Platform with industry-leading SOA capabilities, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Enterprise Manager/Grid Control and Architectural design and consulting support from HP, Intel and Oracle.

The initiative will definitely help customers enhance business agility and performance, trim down operational cost and diminish risk when moving applications from mainframe systems to open standards-based server environments.

“Customers burdened with the maintenance and cost of their legacy mainframe applications have the support of three market-leading technology companies to assist in the modernization of their environments,” says John McCain, senior vice president, Consulting and Integration Services, HP. “With the underlying reference architecture in place, HP Services can systematically enable customers to efficiently transition to a standards-based environment.”

Diane Bryant, vice president, Digital Enterprise Group, Intel says that Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor for servers will offer superior price and performance for mission-critical applications.

“By joining with HP and Intel, we are able to give customers the confidence to finally address these expensive and inflexible legacy mainframe systems and get to a modern open-standards SOA-based solution,” says an upbeat John Gawkowski, vice president, Platform Technology Solutions (News - Alert), Oracle.

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Niladri Sekhar Nath is a contributing writer for TMCnet covering telecommunications, service providers and networking.

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