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Oracle Optimized Storage Provides Real Business Value

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Mark Hurd and John Fowler talked Wednesday about the need for optimized storage platforms and how Oracle is delivering these systems to our customers. The event included not only an overview and interviews from Mark and John, but also two additional sessions which included a round table discussion with storage development management and a webcast by Jim Cates and Tom Wultich introducing the new StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library.

John interviewed Andrew Reichman from Forrester Research and there were a number of customers featured including Alex Latham (Novation), Desh Urs (iBridge), Mark Lemmons (T3Media) and Darian Anderson (Ixtend). Also, Oracle's Jim Cates gave a brief overview of the SL150, the new comletely modular, scalable tape library designed for growing small to midsized companies

What I found most interesting was when Andrew Reichman described the storage industry historically as a "dark art" practiced by deeply technical engineers. I used to be one of those guys :) He went on to say that what is important to businesses isn't necessarily what protocol or new storage specification the storage device is running, but how well it can be automated and integrated with the applications it supports. That way companies can get more business value out of the data that they are storing.

You can watch the replay here

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