San Francisco, California – (The Hosting News) – September 20, 2005 – EDS and Oracle have announced plans to provide joint application management, hosting and modernization services in enterprise application environments.
Expanding their long-standing partnership, the two companies will integrate existing core service offerings to help clients simplify, standardize, and modernize applications to adapt to ongoing business changes.
Over the years, both EDS, a Certified Advantage member of the OracleÃ‚Â® Partner Network, and Oracle, a member of the EDS Agility Alliance, have seen tremendous growth in these service areas and expect that their integrated offerings will further accelerate their growth as clients struggle to reduce IT costs and increase the business impact of IT.
Erin Traudt, Research Analyst, Software as a Service, IDC described the new service, “From a client perspective, an alliance that combines products and services helps address a critical need for integrated engagement and service delivery. Clients are looking for clear accountability and service levels and it makes sense for companies such as EDS and Oracle to combine their offerings in a unified way to better meet client requirements.”
“Clients can lower their total cost of ownership, receive best-in-class applications management, and source from a single, accountable IT provider, all while taking advantage of ongoing joint innovation from two industry leaders,” said Juergen Rottler, executive vice president, Oracle Support and Oracle On Demand. “With this partnership Oracle and EDS will offer clients what they have been asking for a long time: the best of what each company can provide within a clear accountability model for service delivery performance.”
EDS will utilize Oracle On Demand in its following services:
— Application Hosting Managed Server and Enterprise Application
EDS plans to enhance its core capabilities in hosting and applications
management by re-engineering its Application Hosting Managed Server and
Enterprise Application Management offerings to integrate Oracle On
Demand services for Oracle Applications environments.
— Applications Modernization Services
Applications Modernization is a unique integration of best practices,
repeatable processes and methodologies designed to work efficiently and
cohesively to reduce the time and cost to migrate legacy applications
to Java J2EE platforms while preserving the value of legacy IT systems.
Here EDS is utilizing Oracle On Demand to support some of the key
modernization areas such as rehosting, reinterfacing, rearchitecting
and replacing legacy applications
EDS will continue to provide hosting and applications management services for non-Oracle applications, both third party ISVs and custom applications.
“EDS has used third-party products and tools as part of its best practice processes and methodologies for delivering services,” said Mike Fischer, vice president, Global Applications Delivery, EDS. “However, this is the first time EDS will be integrating services from a leading enterprise software provider within its own offerings as EDS leverages Oracle On Demand services for applications management of our clients’ Oracle environments.”
The combined strengths of EDS and Oracle will provide:
— Integrated software/application portfolio management;
— Enterprise application product evolution to Oracle Project Fusion;
— Direct access to Oracle software, support skills, and ongoing
innovation in software management;
— Joint evolution and development of offerings;
— Consistent, global delivery lifecycle;
— Confidence in the mission-critical operation and management of Oracle
applications, as provided by EDS and Oracle;
— A single service provider relationship with EDS, with clear
accountability for hosting and application management needs for their
entire applications portfolio.
This offering is available immediately on a controlled release basis, and is scheduled for general availability in second quarter of 2006.
For additional information please see: www.eds.com/oracle.