June 5, 2002

Dell, Oracle & Red Hat unveil new enterprise solutions

At a launch event at Oracle headquarters, executives from Dell, Oracle and Red Hat unveiled flexible, cost-effective solutions on Red Hat Linux Advanced Server that are available today for enterprise customers. These new Linux platforms enable customers to migrate from expensive, proprietary systems to robust, high-performing and more cost-effective industry-standard platforms for their business-critical applications.

As platform development partners for Oracle9i Database on Linux and leaders in the server, database and Linux markets respectively, Dell, Oracle and Red Hat have optimized these solutions to provide maximum performance, while increasing customers? return on investment and simplifying corporate computing infrastructures.

Specifically, Dell will certify its entire line of PowerEdge servers for Red Hat Linux Advanced Server and Oracle9i Database Release 2. In the coming months, Dell will offer certified configurations of Oracle9i Real Application Clusters (RAC), speeding deployment and increasing availability for business-critical Oracle database applications.

In addition, Dell will now resell Oracle licenses with PowerEdge servers and certified configurations, further simplifying the customer?s experience for Oracle9i Database and Oracle9i Application Server deployments. Customers can choose Dell as a single point of sale for all their Dell-Oracle configurations and with the same level of service and support as if purchased from Oracle directly.

Leaders in Linux
Dell has worked extensively with Oracle and Red Hat to deliver industry-firsts that include the first Oracle9i Database certified configuration running Red Hat Linux and the first Oracle clustering certification on Dell | EMC storage systems.

"Over the last six months, we have seen a significant increase in Linux interest from our corporate customers," said Russ Holt, vice president of Dell's Enterprise Systems Group. ?Fortune 500 companies are turning to Dell, Oracle and Red Hat to take advantage of the dramatic price and performance benefits we can provide through a comprehensive Linux-based solution for infrastructure computing."

"As Oracle continues to evolve our technology to meet our customers' requirements, Dell has become a leading partner because of their commitment to high performance and flexibility at a competitive price point,? said Juan Jones, vice president Market Development, Platform Technologies Division, Oracle Corp. ?Our goal is simply to provide Oracle's world class technology on industry standard servers so that customers have a low-cost, highly available choice for running their business."

Dell PowerEdge servers will also support Oracle9i Database Release 2 and Oracle9i RAC on Microsoft Windows 2000 Server when it becomes available.

About Dell
Dell Computer Corporation (Nasdaq: DELL), the world's most preferred computer systems company, is a premier provider of products and services required for customers worldwide to build their information-technology and Internet infrastructures. The company's revenue for the past four quarters totaled $31.2 billion. Dell, through its direct business model, designs, manufactures and customizes products and services to customer requirements, and offers an extensive selection of software and peripherals.

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