Download the authoritative guide: Cloud Computing 2018: Using the Cloud to Transform Your BusinessOracle and HP are combining their philosophies for modern business computing, unveiling a joint ''Optimize for Agility'' initiative to help enterprises improve IT service levels and lower IT costs.
In a deal that typifies on-demand computing, the companies will work to ensure Oracle's 10g grid platform and Enterprise Manager work with products from HP's OpenView management software line, and that Oracle's software runs on HP's servers.
To do this, the vendors will exchange events and operational information, allowing for a richer root-cause analysis and problem solving across a computing grid.
This integration will be triggered by the exchange of models using Web services, giving users the ability to detect and obviate computer performance degradations before they impact users.
The companies said in a statement that service and support offerings are being delivered by more than 950 HP Services specialists trained in keeping Oracle software running.