Oracle Releases Enterprise Server

Oracle Corp. (ORCL
) Wednesday released Oracle Internet
Application Server 8i (Oracle iAS)
, an enterprise-level application
server developed specifically for Linux.

Oracle iAS is a Java-based application server designed to offer more than
three times the functionality of other popular application servers at
approximately half the cost. The combination of Oracle iAS and Oracle8i for
Linux aims to provide customers with a low-cost and powerful Internet
application development and deployment platform.

Oracle iAS Wireless Edition, featuring Oracle Portal-to-Go, is also
available
for Linux.

To further penetrate the burgeoning Linux marketplace, Oracle will also
partner with Linux vendors. The company today announced expanded marketing
agreements with Caldera, SuSE, TurboLinux, and VA Linux Systems.

New shipments of Linux software from these vendors will include offers
for free trial versions of Oracle8i and Oracle iAS for Linux. Along with
Oracle, they will go
to market with Web advertising and developer-focused activities.

Oracle anticipates that these key Linux partnerships and Oracle iAS’s
adoption
of the market-leading Apache Web listener will position Oracle iAS as
“the definitive choice among the growing open-source developer community,” a
statement released by the company said.

“It’s a major milestone for Linux, the open-source developer community,
and
Oracle to offer all of our major applications and the Oracle Internet
Platform
software for Linux,” said Jeremy Burton, Oracle senior vice president,
Product
and Services Marketing.

“With Oracle iAS for Linux, customers have a complete, enterprise-level
software stack to quickly and cost-effectively build and deploy Linux
applications,” he added.

Oracle’s popular E-Business Suite 11i, a fully-integrated e-business
applications suite was also made available on Linux earlier this summer.
The suite includes Oracle’s customer relationship management, order
management, 11i financials, human resources, manufacturing, procurement,
projects, and supply chain offerings.

Both Oracle Internet Application Server 8i Standard Edition and Oracle
Internet Application Server 8i Enterprise Edition for Linux are available
for immediate purchase. They are priced at $5 per universal power unit and
$30 per universal power unit, respectively. The Wireless Edition of Oracle
iAS for Linux is also available immediately and is priced at $150 per
universal power unit and $95 per named user.

A demo version of the product can be downloaded from Oracle’s
site.

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