Friday Jun 21, 2013

eSTEP TechCast - July 2013

Dear partner,

we are pleased to announce our next eSTEP TechCast on Thursday 4th of July and would be happy if you could join. Please see below the details for the next TechCast.

Date and time:
Thursday, 04. July 2013, 11:00 - 12:00 BST (12:00 - 13:00 CEST; 14:00 - 15:00 GST)

Title: Demoing Oracle Technologies

In this webinar we will put some meat to the statement "Seeing is Believing". You will learn how easy it is to show and demonstrate Oracle technologies like ZFS, impress your customer with small videos that shows capabilities of the ZFS-SA to address real world datacenter challenges without extensive preparation time.
We will guide you to the right resources, explain what is available and how to use them.

Target audience: Tech Presales

Speaker: Karim Berrah / Frédéric Maillard

Call Info:
Call-in-toll-free number: 08006948154 (United Kingdom)
Call-in-toll-free number: +44-2081181001 (United Kingdom)
Show global numbers

Conference Code: 803 594 3
Security Passcode: 9876

Webex Info (
Oracle Web Conference)
Meeting Number: 594 880 741
Meeting Password: tech2011

Playback / Recording / Archive:
The webcasts will be recorded and will be available shortly after the event in the eSTEP portal under the TechCast tab, where you could find also material from already delivered eSTEP TechCasts. Use your email-adress and PIN: eSTEP_2011 to get access. Feel free to have a look.
We are happy to get your comments and feedback.

Thanks and best regards,

Partner HW Enablement EMEA

eSTEP Newsletter for June 2013 available now

Dear Partners,

We would like to let you know that the June'13 issue of our Newsletter is now available.
The issue contains information on the following topics:

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Thursday Jun 20, 2013

Oracle Virtual Networking Now Supports Oracle Solaris 10 on SPARC and x86 Servers


With the release of Oracle Virtual Networking Drivers for Oracle Solaris 10, Oracle Virtual Networking now supports Oracle SPARC T-series servers, M5 servers, as well as Oracle Solaris 10 on x86 servers.

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Product Update Bulletin Oracle Solaris Cluster June 2013

Announcing new qualifications and general news for the Oracle Solaris Cluster  product.

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Friday Jun 14, 2013

Updated Benchmark Presentation on eSTEP portal

Updated Presentation

Oracle's "Oracle's SPARC T5 and SPARC M5 Benchmarks" is an updated presentation (June 7, 2013) which shows performance advantages of Oracle systems and software.

The presentation is available via our eSTEP portal.  You will need to provide your email address and the pin below to access the downloads. Link to the portal is shown below.


Presentation can be found under tab Download

Benchmarking news from Strategic Applications Engineering (SAE); June

Recent Benchmark Results

World Record Single Server Performance
TPC-H @3000GB SPARC T5-4 running Oracle Solaris 11 with Oracle Database 11g Release 2

Direct SPARC to IBM POWER7+ Comparison (8 Chips to 8 Chips)
SPECjEnterprise2010 Using Virtualization SPARC T5-8


Wednesday Jun 12, 2013

eSTEP TechCast - June 2013 Material available

Dear Partners,

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to those of you who attended our TechCast on "Oracle license optimization: How to benefit from Oracle technology".

The materials (presentation, replay) from the TechCast are now available for all of you via our eSTEP portal.  You will need to provide your email address and the pin below to access the downloads. Link to the portal is shown below.


The material can be found under tab TechCast

Feel free to explore also the other delivered TechCasts and more useful information under the Download and Links tab. Any feedback is appreciated to help us improve the service and information we deliver.

Thanks and best regards,

Partner HW Enablement EMEA

Thursday Jun 06, 2013

Announcing: New Lower Price for 32 GB DIMMS for SPARC Servers

On June 5th we are announcing a lower price for the 32 GB DIMMs used on the SPARC T5 and T4 servers, and of the X-Option parts used on the SPARC M5-32 server.

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Lower Entry Price for Netra X3-2

6-Core CPU Option Now Available

On June 4th we are introducing a new 6-core CPU option on Oracle’s Netra Server X3-2, giving customers a more competitive entry price point as well as reducing their per core software licenses.

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Announcement Updates to StorageTek LTO Tape Drives

Announcing StorageTek LTO-6 Rackmount and Desktop Half Height 6 Gb SAS HP Tape Drives and also Full Height 8 Gb FC IBM Tape Drives for the AS400 Operating System!

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