We moved an Oracle® Enterprise Edition® database from a Sun® SPARCstation® running Solaris® to an Intel
Xeon processor-powered Dell PowerEdge server running Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Under this scenario,
the Red Hat-Dell-Intel solution reduced overall costs by almost $1 million over a three-year period. This
represented savings of nearly 50 percent over the alternative proprietary solution — making possible a
return on investment (ROI) of 992 percent and a payback period of just three months.