Oracle is a gold standard for database technology and applications in enterprises throughout the world. In 2013, Oracle's revenues were $37.2 billion. Oracle offers solutions including server, storage, operating system, business-database, middleware, business intelligence, business applications, and collaboration. Oracle's current database version, 12C, introduces a new multitenant architecture that makes it easy to deploy and manage database clouds.
Emulex and Oracle have a long-standing partnership, delivering interoperable solutions to enterprise data centers. With more than six million ports installed, Emulex Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) and Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) are certified and fully supported on all Oracle supported operating system (OS) platforms. In particular, Emulex adapters are fully supported as part of the Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel and Oracle VM. Oracle and Emulex are working together with storage partners in the ecosystem, including EMC, Fusion-io and Huawei, on T10 Protection Information (T10 PI) advanced technology enhancing data integrity to protect against silent data corruption.
Oracle is a key Emulex strategic partner. As a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork and the first Fibre Channel HBA vendor to support Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, Emulex is the preferred SAN connectivity provider for Oracle environments.
The two companies work closely to ensure complete compatibility between all Emulex market-leading SAN infrastructure products and Oracle database solutions. Emulex is also working closely with Oracle to integrate support for its LightPulse Virtual HBA technology with industry-standard N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) into Oracle VM. Emulex and Oracle are the founders of the Data Integrity Initiative and worked with the industry to provide enhancements that will enable end-to-end data integrity protection against silent data corruption.