Thursday Oct 31, 2013

Announcing: Oracle's Sun Flash Accelerator F80 PCIe Card

Ramp Up Your Server Performance with Oracle's Sun Flash Accelerator F80 PCIe Card!

Oracle’s Sun Flash Accelerator F80 PCIe Card accelerates IO-starved applications and server performance by reducing storage latencies and increasing I/O throughput for greater productivity and business response!

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Announcing StorageTek VSM 6 and VLE Capacity Increase

Announcing Increased Capacity on StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager System 6 (VSM6) and StorageTek Virtual Library Extension (VLE)!

StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager System 6 (VSM 6) and the StorageTek Virtual Library Extension (VLE) makes data management simple for the mainframe data center - Simple to deploy, simple to manage, and simple to scale.

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Product Update Bulletin: Oracle Solaris Cluster October 2013

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

Hardware Qualifications

  • Sun Server X4-2 and X4-2L servers, Sun Blade X4-2B server module with Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3

  • Sun Storage 16 Gb Fibre Channel ExpressModule Universal HBA, Emulex

  • Oracle Dual Port QDR InfiniBand Adapter M3

Software Qualifications

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StorageTek SL8500 Release 8.3 available

Boosting Performance and Enhancing Reliability with StorageTek SL8500 Release 8.3!

We’re pleased to announce the availability of SL8500 8.3 firmware, which supports partitioning for library complexes, library media validation, drive tray serial number reporting, and StorageTek T10000D tape drives!

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Thursday Oct 24, 2013

eSTEP Newsletter for October 2013 now available

Dear Partners,

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

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Wednesday Oct 23, 2013

Release 51 of Sun Rack II capacity calculator available

A new release of the Sun Rack II capacity calculator is available on eSTEP portal.

Just uploaded release 51 of the calculator.

The following changes have been integrated:

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How to do more with Oracle VM Templates

On Oracle's Virtualization Blog you can find an interesting post regarding working and using Oracle VM Templates, title is "Opening The Oracle VM Templates Blackbox".

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Tuesday Oct 22, 2013

eSTEP TechCast - November 2013

Dear partner,

we are pleased to announce our next eSTEP TechCast on Thursday 7th of November and would be happy if you could join. Please see below the details for the next TechCast.

Date and time:
Thursday, 07. November 2013, 11:00 - 12:00 GMT (12:00 - 13:00 CET; 15:00 - 16:00 GST)

Title: The Operational Management benefits of Engineered Systems

Oracle Engineered Systems require significantly less administration effort than traditional platforms. This presentation will explain why this is the case, how much can be saved and discusses the best practices recommended to maximise Engineered Systems operational efficiency.

Target audience: Tech Presales

Speaker: Julian Lane

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: 599 156 244
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 Events 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

Saturday Oct 19, 2013

Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3 is available

On 15th of October Oracle released Oracle VM Virtual Box 4.3. A brand-new release with a bunch of new functionality. Following are the main areas of where new things could be expected:

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Friday Oct 11, 2013

eSTEP TechCast - October Special 2013 Material available

Dear Partners,

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to those of you who attended our TechCast on "
Oracle Open World Systems Update".

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 eSTEP 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

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