Dell, a Platinum level member of Oracle Partner Network (OPN), yesterday announced it is the first networking provider to have achieved Oracle Validated Integration with its Dell Force10 open automation plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c designed to provide deeper visibility into the networking stack for both physical and virtual infrastructure. Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c makes it easy for partners to leverage their investment in building management capabilities for non-Oracle technologies. Through automatic conversion tools for plug-ins, partners can convert previously-built plug-ins and connectors to the latest version of Oracle Enterprise Manager and have these plug-ins or connectors validated through the Oracle Validated Integration program. To achieve Oracle Validated Integration, Oracle requires that partners meet a stringent set of requirements that are based on the needs and priorities of the customers. Announced today, Oracle has updated the Oracle Validated Integration program to enable partners to test and validate plug-ins and connectors with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c. Available through the Oracle PartnerNetwork, Oracle Validated Integration gives customers confidence that integrations between Oracle Enterprise Manager and complementary partner solutions have been validated to work together as designed. This can help reduce risk, improve system implementation cycles, and provide for smoother upgrades and simpler maintenance.
“Achieving Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c shows tremendous momentum for Dell Force10 and our Open Automation framework,” said Dario Zamarian, vice president and general manager, Dell Networking. “This type of industry-leading integration helps our customers simplify management and bridge the silos between networking and compute, whether in clouds or traditional data centres.”“Having the Dell Force10 networking stack managed by Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c provides our mutual customers with a complete application to disk and cloud management solution that extends visibility deep into the networking stack,” said Sushil Kumar, vice president Product Strategy and Business Development, Oracle. “Customers and partners benefit from the Oracle Validated Integration because they can streamline their IT operations and proactively monitor application performance using one management console for full stack, traditional and cloud-based deployments.”