February 13, 2006 12:22 PM PST
HP extends Oracle pact to cover middleware
The company said that it will train its consultants and offer implementation services for the Oracle Fusion Middleware suite to corporate customers who are investing in a modular application design called a service-oriented architecture. HP already provides services for Oracle's database as well as competitive middleware offerings from BEA Systems, Jboss, SAP and Microsoft's .Net software. "Our goal is to give customers choice," said Terri Schoenrock, program director for enterprise application services at HP's services arm. As part of the Oracle partnership, HP will resell the Oracle Fusion Middleware, company executives said.