10/24/2003 - Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ: ORCL) and Fujitsu Siemens Computers announced a strategic partnership aimed at reducing software complexity and speeding up integration of legacy data with modern systems. This will include joint development and cross-licensing of middleware software, plus joint marketing and sales in order to offer customers the benefits of reduced cost, faster application development and investment protection.
This announcement addresses the biggest software challenges that customers and Independent Software Vendors face: how to integrate a range of new and existing servers and applications from heterogeneous environments into consolidated solutions; the need to reduce complexity in the development of modern software applications; and, the need to focus on key business logic instead of integrating complex middleware components.
Today, the vast majority of companies are faced with the challenge of integrating modern software with legacy systems and applications. To address this, Oracle and Fujitsu Siemens Computers will jointly fund development to integrate their respective middleware products. The companies will integrate Oracle Application Server 10g with Fujitsu Siemens Computers openSEAS software suite, with Oracle Application Server 10g taking over some functions of today’s openSEAS software suite.
Oracle Application Server 10g will become the openSEAS application server using openSEAS technology to offer comprehensive integration of legacy systems.
Combined, Oracle Application Server 10g and Fujitsu Siemens Computers openSEAS software suite will provide capabilities key to those requiring these modern integrated IT infrastructures:
This initiative will expand today’s successful collaboration between the two companies through a new resale agreement authorizing Fujitsu Siemens Computers to resell and distribute Oracle Application Server 10g, and an OEM deal allowing Oracle to integrate openSEAS technology for connectivity to legacy transaction processing systems. The partnership between the two companies will also cover sales and distribution agreements, the provisioning of related services, and aligning joint market development activities.
Oracle and Fujitsu Siemens Computers will carry out joint training for their sales forces and Fujitsu Siemens Computers channel partners, including resellers and solutions integrators such as Fujitsu Services, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Bearing Point and Siemens Business Services.
Furthermore Oracle and Fujitsu Siemens Computers will roll out demand generation campaigns that address both the installed base and new potential customers. The Oracle Enterprise Technology Center for EMEA in Reading, UK, will showcase scenarios around the application server. The new middleware offering will also be presented to customers and partners at joint technology days.
“The alignment of the development, marketing and sales activities from both companies will help ensure long-term investment protection for our customers,” said Adrian v. Hammerstein, Fujitsu Siemens Computers CEO and President. “The cooperation will lead to best-in-class IT infrastructure offerings, including connectivity to mainframes and other Enterprise Information Servers.”
“Many large companies are still heavily dependent upon mainframe legacy systems to run some of their key business processes,” said Chuck Rozwat, executive vice president, Oracle Server Technologies. “At the same time they have to provide modern business applications for their employees, suppliers and customers. They need a simple, direct and cost-effective way of integrating legacy and modern systems without having to re-write old code. This partnership between Oracle and Fujitsu Siemens Computers will provide them with exactly that.”
About Fujitsu Siemens Computers
Fujitsu Siemens Computers is Europe’s leading IT company with a strategic focus on next-generation Mobility and Business Critical Computing products, services and solutions. With a portfolio of exceptional depth, its offering extends from handhelds through desktops to enterprise-class infrastructure solutions. The company has a strong presence in all key markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Leveraging the strengths, innovative drive and global reach of its joint shareholders, Fujitsu Limited and Siemens AG, Fujitsu Siemens Computers meets the needs of large corporations, small and medium enterprises and private users.
For more information on Fujitsu Siemens Computers, please visit: www.fujitsu-siemens.com
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