by Anton Shilov
02/10/2011 | 11:18 PM
Fujitsu and Oracle this week announced that they are strengthening a multi-decade partnership with the extension of their SPARC development relationship, an expansive, new product distribution agreement and a commitment to further joint engineering, marketing and sales promotion efforts.
“Oracle’s partnership with Fujitsu has never been stronger. We are entering a new phase with Fujitsu, aligning our engineering and worldwide distribution efforts with a focus on high-performance, highly-reliable systems," said Larry Ellison, chief executive officer of Oracle.
The two companies previously announced a new unified enclosure design featuring logos of both companies for the Oracle and Fujitsu SPARC Enterprise M-series servers. Oracle and Fujitsu have also made available a roadmap of M-series servers that provides 15 times better performance in the next three years. These new developments will further ensure these milestones are met.
Moving forward, sales teams from both Oracle and Fujitsu are now aligned to jointly sell SPARC Enterprise servers. This will help to ensure ongoing continuity while continuing to improve customer satisfaction.
In addition, Oracle and Fujitsu will advance joint engineering efforts to help ensure Oracle and Fujitsu products are optimized and tested to best run Oracle software in mission critical environments.
Furthermorem, Fujitsu signed a new Oracle PartnerNetwork distribution agreement giving Fujitsu the ability to resell and distribute Oracle products across the full Oracle portfolio. This permits Fujitsu to act as a systems integrator and solution provider for the overall Oracle stack.
“I am very pleased that our partnership with Oracle continues to grow. We believe our active partnership with Oracle, in addressing greater sales and services on a global scale, will produce a richer and more vibrant solution environment for our joint customers," said Masami Yamamoto, the president of Fujitsu.