Friday Sep 21, 2012

eSTEP Newsletter September 2012 now available

Dear Partners,

We would like to inform you that the September '12 issue of our Newsletter is now available.
The issue contains information to the following topics:


Notes from Corporate
Oracle Open World starting 30th of September: HW & SW to work together, Why you should attend, Conferences available, event sponsors;
Support starts on the hardware delivery date; UAP Programs for Partners; Engineered Systems News: Updated Distribution Rights Criteria

Technical Corner
Oracle Announces Latest Release of Oracle VM VirtualBox; Two new servers introduced within the x86 family: Sun Server X3-2 & X3-2; Oracle Goldengate 11g Release 2 Now Available;
Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0 and Oracle Solaris 11 Software Supported on Third Party Storage; Oracle Solaris Cluster Storage Partner Program; Oracle VM beats vSphere for deploying Oracle Applications; Oracle Solaris Preflight Applications Checker; Oracle Secure Global Desktop 4.7; Sun ZFS Storage Appliance

Learning & Events
Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration: The Complete Reference; Events at Oracle; Cloud Builder Event Series Continues; Is Your Data Center Fully Protected from Disaster? plus schedule of arriving Techcasts & summary of three last events delivered;

How to
Best practices for Securely Deploying the SPARC SuperCluster T4; How to automate the installation of Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0; Tips for securing your Oracle Environment; How to prepare a ZFS Storage Appliance to serve as s Storage Device; Working with the Service Management Facility in Oracle Solaris 11; How to Create Oracle Solaris 11 Zones with Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center; How to Create More Oracle Solaris 11 Zones With Less Effort; Managing the Solaris 11 firewall

Extra Autumn section
The Future of Air Travel: Intelligence and Automation; Exadata on YouTube


You find the Newsletter on our portal under eSTEP News ---> Latest Newsletter. You will need to provide your email address and the pin below to get access. Link to the portal is shown below.

URL: http://launch.oracle.com/
PIN:
eSTEP_2011

Previous published Newsletters can be found under the Archived Newsletters section and more useful information under the Events, Download and Links tab. Feel free to explore and any feedback is appreciated to help us improve the service and information we deliver.

Thanks and best regards,

Partner HW Enablement EMEA

Thursday Aug 30, 2012

SPARC T5 CPU at Hot Chips 24 Symposium

On 29th of August  2012, Sebastian Turullols and Ram Sivaramakrishnan, Directors in Microelectronics Engineering, gave a presentation on the new 16-core SPARC T5 CMT processor with glueless 1-hop scaling to 8-sockets at this years Hot Chips 24 Symposium.

Find the presentation on our eSTEP portal under "eSTEP Download" tab

access: "http://launch.oracle.com/?estep_2011"

Tuesday Aug 21, 2012

eSTEP Newsletter August 2012 now available

Dear Partners,

We would like to inform you that the August '12 issue of our Newsletter is now available.
The issue contains information to the following topics:

Notes from Corporate
Oracle buys Xsigo; Oracle Releases New Java Updates - Java SE 7 Update 6, JavaFX 2.2 and JavaFX Scene Builder 1.0; Oracle OpenWorld 2012 aqnd JavaOne 2012 Offer Attendees Unparallelled Access to Educational Content and Sessions on Latest Industry Topics and Trends,

Technical Corner
Virtualization Story - the last chapter!;Introducing Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud 2.0;  SPARC Migration Website;  Independent Analyst White Paper - SPARC Servers; An effective choice for Efficiency in the Data Center; Blog - What makes ZFS so Cool; SPARC Servers: An Effective Choice for Efficiency in the Datacenter (White paper); Oracle is #1 in Business Analytics; JavaOne 2012 conference; Oracle and Involver (another takeover by Oracle)

Learning & Events
Webcast Series: Accelerate Business-Critical Database Deployments with Oracle Optimized Solutions; Simplify IT and Unleash Innovation; Webcasts with EMC and Cisco; Screen-cast Series: A Better approach to Enterprise Desktop Virtualization; Cloud Builder Event Series; EM12c Customer Webcasts; plus schedule of arriving Techcasts & summary of three last events delivered;


How to
How to import large Application Projects into Oracle Solaris Studio; Advanced Administration with the Service Management Facility in Oracle Solaris 11; Best Practices for securely Deploying the SPARC SuperCluster T4; Oracle VM Template for Oracle Secure Global Desktop; Finding the Path from RHEL to Oracle Solaris 11; Determining Block Size of created files in ZFS; How to Deploy Oracle RAC 11.2.0.3 on Oracle Solaris 11 Zone Clusters; How to manage ZFS Data Encryption; How to use Oracle VM VirtualBox templates


Extra summer section
Oracle Racing; Steve Job's Career Lessons


You find the Newsletter on our portal under eSTEP News ---> Latest Newsletter. You will need to provide your email address and the pin below to get access. Link to the portal is shown below.

URL: http://launch.oracle.com/
PIN: eSTEP_2011

Previous published Newsletters can be found under the Archived Newsletters section and more useful information under the Events, Download and Links tab. Feel free to explore and any feedback is appreciated to help us improve the service and information we deliver.

Thanks and best regards,

Partner HW Enablement EMEA

Friday Aug 17, 2012

eSTEP TechCast - September 2012

Dear partner,

we are pleased to announce our next eSTEP TechCast on Thursday 6st of September and would be happy if you could join. Please see below the details for the next TechCast.

Date and time:
Thursday, 06. September 2012, 11:00 - 12:00 BST (12:00 - 13:00 CEST; 14:00 - 15:00 GST)

Title: Update to Oracle Database Appliance

Abstract:
The Oracle Database Appliance is a complete plug-n-go highly available clustered database system for the Oracle Database 11g. Pre-installed with Oracle Linux and Oracle appliance manager software, this appliance saves time and money by simplifying deployment, maintenance, and support of a highly available database solution.
In this webcast we will focus on the recent software updates and the new functionalities that are now available.
We will highlight the up-sell possibilities and areas of value added services that are
common for the ODA ECO system.


Target audience: Tech Presales

Speaker: Erich Kreisler


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: 598 375 367
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

Thursday Aug 02, 2012

ODA: July - New and updated ODA white papers

We have just published the following new ODA technical white paper on OTN. (19.07.2012)
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/engineered-systems/database-appliance/overview/index.html


We have also updated the following two technical white papers to include the new Oracle StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library information on OTN.

Tuesday Jul 31, 2012

eSTEP Newsletter July 2012 now available

Dear Partners,

We would like to inform you that the July issue of our Newsletter is now available.
The issue contains information to the following topics:

Notes from Corp
Oracle in Magic Quadrant for CRM; Oracle's "Big Data, Bigger Opportunities" Report: Smart Grids Increase Utilities' Data Collection 180x; Oracle FLEXCUBE 12.0 to Help Banks Meet the Needs of Gen Y Customers; Oracle Buys social monitoring company

Technical Corner
Virtualization @ Oracle (Part 8: Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure - OVDI); The overall Oracle cloud strategy - Oracle Unveils Industry Broadest Cloud Strategy; Special Report on Cloud Computing; Welcome to the Oracle Cloud; Machine to Machine - the Internet of Things - about the Data; Oracle Database Appliance - series of White Papers: Migration Strategies, Tape Backup with Oracle Secure Backup, Backup and Recovery Best Practices; Deploying Oracle Data Guard; Integrated Load Balancer at Solaris 11 Zones;  Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure; SL 150 StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library System

Learning & Events
eSTEP events schedule; Recently delivered Techcasts; Learning & Events; Exalogic Elastic Cloud partner resources; Oracle Application Management Pack for Oracle Utilities; What's new in Oracle Solaris 11; New OPN Guided Learning Path - Oracle Database Appliance Presales Specialist; Webcast Series: Accelerate Business-Critical Database Deployments with Oracle Optimized Solutions

How to:
How we improved SAN and NAS Performance with Oracle Database Hybrid Columnar Compression; How to select a remote Development mode in Oracle Solaris Studio; Which tool should I use to manage which Virtualization Technology; How to deploy Oracel RAC 11.2.0.2; How I got started with the Btrfs File System for Oracle Linux; How to set up a Load-Balanced Applications Across two Oracle Solaris Zones;

To your attention (one time extra section):
Change in the naming of the x86 Oracle Servers; Repetition at System Codes for all Sun/Oracle products in the last 15 years


You find the Newsletter on our portal under
eSTEP News ---> Latest Newsletter. You will need to provide your email address and the pin below to get access. Link to the portal is shown below.

URL: http://launch.oracle.com/
PIN:
eSTEP_2011

Previous published Newsletters can be found under the Archived Newsletters section and more useful information under the
Events, Download and Links tab. Feel free to explore and any feedback is appreciated to help us improve the service and information we deliver.

Thanks and best regards,

Partner HW Enablement EMEA

Monday Jul 09, 2012

eSTEP TechCast - July 2012 Material available

Dear Partners,

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to those of you who attended our TechCast on
"StorageTek Tape Analytics and,Tapedrive 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.

URL: http://launch.oracle.com/
PIN:
eSTEP_2011

The downloads can be found under tab
Events --> TechCast. We have provided a number of useful links to additional information under "Further Reading".

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

Wednesday Jun 20, 2012

eSTEP Newsletter June 2012 now available

Dear Partners,

We would like to inform you that the June issue of our Newsletter is now available.
The issue contains informations to the following topics:

Notes from Corporate:

  • Oracle Buys Collective Intellect, Oracle Buys Vitrue, Ellison Expounds on Oracle Cloud Strategy, IT Support with Oracle Platinum Services

Technical Corner:

  • Virtualization @ Oracle (Part 7: Oracle VM VirtualBox ), Fiscal Year 2013 Systems Update #1 – June 5th, 2012, Product Update Bulletin Oracle Solaris Cluster June 2012, Oracle VM 3.1, the Latest Release of Oracle VM Server for x86, Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1.16 Available, Is Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Best For Transportable Storage?, New Pillar Axiom 600 White Papers, Why Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance for Oracle Databases?, Figuring out CPU Topology in Oracle VM, Understanding Memory Allocation in Oracle VM / Xen, Demo: Using Ops Center to Manage Your Hardware Resources

Learning & Events

  • eSTEP Events Schedule, Recently Delivered TechCasts, Get Your Copy of the Server Virtualization for Dummies E-Book, The Oracle Edition, New OPN Guided Learning Path: Oracle VM 3 for x86 Support Specialist, New Online Course: Oracle Database Appliance Performance Architecture, How to Benefit from Optimizing Hardware with Oracle Database, Top 10 Tips to Accelerate Oracle VM Deployment, Watch Now: A Better Approach to Enterprise Desktop Virtualization Screencast Series, Rethink Your Data Storage With the Oracle Pillar Axiom - The Intelligent Alternative to EMC

How to ...:

  • How to Upgrade to Oracle Solaris 11 Using LiveInstall, How to Get Started Configuring Your Network With Oracle Solaris 11, How to Set Up Automated Installation Services for Oracle Solaris 11, Tips for Updating Your Oracle 11 System From the Oracle Support Repository, How to Create Multiple Internal Repositories for Oracle Solaris 11, How to Upgrade to Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0, How to Deploy Oracle RAC on Zone Clusters, How to Set Up a Cluster of x86 Servers, How to Use Oracle VM Templates, Using the Oracle VM RAC Template: From Zero to Clustering in 40 Minutes


You find the Newsletter on our portal under eSTEP News ---> Latest Newsletter. You will need to provide your email address and the pin below to get access. Link to the portal is shown below.

URL: http://launch.oracle.com/
PIN:
eSTEP_2011

Previous published Newsletters can be found under the Archived Newsletters section and more useful information under the
Events, Download and Links tab. Feel free to explore and any feedback is appreciated to help us improve the service and information we deliver.

Thanks and best regards,

Partner HW Enablement EMEA

Friday Jun 08, 2012

eSTEP TechCast - June 2012 Material available

Dear Partners,

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to those of you who attended our TechCast on
"Lifecycle Management in Solaris 11"

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.

URL: http://launch.oracle.com/
PIN:
eSTEP_2011

The downloads can be found under tab
Events --> TechCast. We have provided a number of useful links to additional information under "Further Reading".

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

Saturday Apr 28, 2012

eSTEP Newsletter April 2012 now available

Dear Partners,

We would like to inform you that the April issue of our Newsletter is now available.

The issue contains informations to the following topics:

Notes from Corporate:

  • Oracle is #1 in the RDBMS Sector for 2011, Expect Lifetime Support - Hardware and Operating Systems

Technical Corner:

  • Virtualization @ Oracle (Part 5: Resource Management as Enabling Technology for Virtualization), Announcement: Oracle Introduces New Sun x86 Servers, Announcement: Sun ZFS Backup Appliance, Announcement: Sun ZFS Storage 7320 and 7120 Enhancements,  Product Update Bulletin Oracle Solaris Cluster April 2012, Oracle Database Appliance - Storage Expansion with NFS (dNFS, HCC), Official support of SPARC Supercluster for SAP, How Memory Allocation Affects Performance in Multithreaded Programs, An Architect's Guide to Big Data, What's So Great About Oracle's Unbreakable Linux Kernel?, New Commercial Licensing for Oracle VM VirutalBox, Application-Driven Virtualization with Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder

Learning & Events:

  • eSTEP Events Schedule, Recently Delivered TechCasts, Oracle Solaris 11 Developer Webinar Series, Various Webcasts to different topics

How to ...:

  • ZFS Best Practices Guide, How to Publish Packages to the Image Packaging System, Implementing Secure Live Migration with Oracle VM Server for SPARC, How to integrate Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c with Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 11g, Trade IN. Trade UP.  Get 4.000$ per returned CPU!, End-of-Life (EOL) matrix


You find the Newsletter on our portal under eSTEP News ---> Latest Newsletter. You will need to provide your email address and the pin below to get access. Link to the portal is shown below.

URL: http://launch.oracle.com/
PIN:
eSTEP_2011


Previous published Newsletters can be found under the Archived Newsletters section and more useful information under the Events, Download and Links tab. Feel free to explore and 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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