Monday May 25, 2015

Celebrating 20 Years of Java!

 

Oracle, users and the development community worldwide are celebrating 20 years of Java. Today, Java serves as the critical backbone of software that touches both our work and personal lives. From innovations in enterprise big data, cloud, social, mobile and the Internet of Things, to connected cars, smartphones and video games, Java continues to help developers push the boundaries in technology innovation.

See here for more information, and here for the Java Timeline since 1991!

Wednesday May 20, 2015

Meet our Systems Product Development Team in Paris! June 10, 2015

Be a part of thinking about IT Transformation for the next decade!
We invite you to this unique opportunity to meet with our Product Development Teams across Oracle's Systems portfolio:  Engineered Systems, SPARC and  x86, Storage and Archiving Solutions, and Media and Entertainment with Front Porch.

Key points of our agenda will be the overview of the Systems strategy and a sneak peak into the new products and features we will introduce in the next months. All presentations will be in English.
We will share dinner after the sessions,  you will then get to engage directly  with our experts during a cocktail party.

Click here for additional details and to register for the event.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday May 15, 2015

Virtual Compute Appliance X5-2 Demo Equipment Purchase Initiative

Oracle is pleased to announce that, for a limited time, Oracle VARs may purchase Virtual Compute Appliance X5-2 units for demonstration purposes at reduced price.

Submit your order today for a Virtual Compute Appliance X5-2 unit and you can start showcasing this product in customer demonstrations and proof-of-concepts. The offer also allows VARs to sell the demo configuration after a six month demonstration period.

For more information contact your VAD and see the official announcement here.

Also short presentation with details of the program can be found in the Community Workspace here: remember you must be a Community member to access, and if you are not, please register here.


Monday Apr 27, 2015

Solaris Running Mission-Critical Applications: Real Life Examples

The majority of Oracle’s top enterprise customers run their most mission-critical applications on Oracle Solaris today.  Solaris is the vehicle by which Oracle customers leverage the power of the SPARC microprocessor - - delivering world-record performance, maximum scalability, and continuous reliable service. 

There are 113 examples of this on the Oracle customer & partner success portal.  Take a look!

Tuesday Apr 21, 2015

Oracle pursues "datacenter core" with Virtual Compute Appliance

Matthew Eastwood of IDC points out that “Oracle's Virtual Compute Appliance leverages a hardware and software stack that Oracle has spent years of effort developing and optimizing”. Read the complete study here: http://ora.cl/b2V

Wednesday Mar 18, 2015

Reminder: Oracle EMEA Exadata, Manageability, Servers & Storage Partner Community Forum, 14th-16th April, 2015, Budapest, Hungary

Dear Partner,

In 2015 the Oracle EMEA Exadata, Manageability and the Servers and Storage Partner Communities will celebrate a single joint Community Forum. We are delighted to invite you to this event which will take place in Budapest, Hungary on April 14-16, 2015.

As in previous editions, the most important part of this Community Forum is sharing experiences, best-practices and customer cases. Presentations by partners and networking among participants are the enablers for building a valuable learning experience for you.

During the event, Oracle executives driving the different product areas will share their insight on new products and market trends, and will be available for one-on-one meetings to discuss go-to-market plans and sales opportunities.

Register for the Oracle Exadata, Manageability and Servers & Storage Partner Community Forum Now!


Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this Community Forum. Check the agenda and reserve your place by registering before 15th March, 2014. (There is no registration fee for Oracle partners).

We look forward to welcoming you in Budapest.

Javier Puerta

Giuseppe Facchetti

Chris Visser

Javier Puerta
Director Core Technology Partner Programs, Oracle EMEA

Giuseppe Facchetti
Director Servers Partner Programs, Oracle EMEA

Chris Visser
Director Storage Partner Programs, Oracle EMEA

Tuesday Mar 03, 2015

Oracle Partner Network (OPN) Website Has Gone Mobile

We are pleased to announce the initial launch of the OPN Website's mobile responsive interface. This design refresh aligns the website with Oracle.com and the OPN Solutions Catalog supporting an “Anywhere, Any Device” user experience for tablets and smartphones. See more details here.

Monday Mar 02, 2015

2 Minutes on Software in Silicon

At the last Oracle OpenWorld Larry Ellison introduced the Oracle Software in Silicon technology coming soon: Oracle engineered the silicon and version 12C of the database to work together. This is literally putting some of the Oracle database software directly into silicon. It's hardware, software and silicon engineered to work together! Watch the 50-seconds video here.

And John Fowler announced Oracle Software in Silicon Cloud, which provides early access to revolutionary software in silicon technology that dramatically improves reliability and security, and accelerates application performance. Watch the 1'20" video here.

Tuesday Feb 10, 2015

Invitation: Oracle EMEA Exadata, Manageability, Servers & Storage Partner Community Forum, 14th-16th April, 2015, Budapest, Hungary

Dear Partner,

In 2015 the Oracle EMEA Exadata, Manageability and the Servers and Storage Partner Communities will celebrate a single joint Community Forum. We are delighted to invite you to this event which will take place in Budapest, Hungary on April 14-16, 2015.

As in previous editions, the most important part of this Community Forum is sharing experiences, best-practices and customer cases. Presentations by partners and networking among participants are the enablers for building a valuable learning experience for you.

During the event, Oracle executives driving the different product areas will share their insight on new products and market trends, and will be available for one-on-one meetings to discuss go-to-market plans and sales opportunities.

Register for the Oracle Exadata, Manageability and Servers & Storage Partner Community Forum Now!


Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this Community Forum. Check the agenda and reserve your place by registering before 15th March, 2014. (There is no registration fee for Oracle partners).

We look forward to welcoming you in Budapest.

Javier Puerta

Giuseppe Facchetti

Chris Visser

Javier Puerta
Director Core Technology Partner Programs, Oracle EMEA

Giuseppe Facchetti
Director Servers Partner Programs, Oracle EMEA

Chris Visser
Director Storage Partner Programs, Oracle EMEA

Thursday Jan 22, 2015

Converged Infrastructure – Powering a New Generation of Enterprise IT

Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance Sales Training

With the pace of change in today’s business environment accelerating so rapidly, data centre agility and flexibility have become business-critical.
To succeed, businesses must be able to deploy innovative applications and react to changes in market conditions at a moment’s notice.

Because of this, an increasing number of companies are realising the value of shifting to a Converged IT Infrastructure.  As an Oracle partner you need to be prepared to address this opportunity with your customers by being able to offer the right solution – Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance (VCA).
Engineered to consolidate Oracle and non-Oracle x86 workloads and deploy them in hours - not days or weeks – whether they run on Windows, Linux or Solaris for x86.

Imagine being able to offer your customers the ability to deploy a new cloud service for their business in an hour as well as optimise licensing. With the Virtual Compute Appliance, they can. It includes everything your customers would need – hardware, software, virtualization, networking, SDN and storage – all preconfigured, pre-integrated and pre-cabled.

A half-day VCA Sales Training is available, dedicated to OPN partners, that will cover:
»  Converged Infrastructure market and VCA’s position in it
»  VCA Opportunity for partners
»  How to sell the business value of VCA and lessons learned
»  Competitive positioning
»  TCO/ROI of VCA
»  Success stories

Target Audience
Sales Representatives, Sales Managers, Business Development Managers and Marketing Specialists – PreSales Specialists are also welcome to join.

Location and Dates of the VCA Sales Training
Madrid, Spain: 27 January 2015
Milan, Italy: 29 January 2015
Colombes, France: 17 March 2015
Vilvoorde, Belgium: 25 March 2015
Dusseldorf, Germany: 11 March 2015
Utrecht, Netherlands: 24 March 2015
London, UK: 9 February 2015


Register Now!

Please indicate if your role is either Sales or Presales.
All Presales specialists will be invited to stay for an additional 1.5 hours to receive more technical content related to VCA.

Tuesday Dec 16, 2014

Save the Date: Exadata, Manageability and Servers & Storage Partner Community Forum

Dear Partner,

In 2015 the Exadata, Manageability and the Servers and Storage Partner Communities will celebrate a single joint Community Forum which will take place in Budapest, Hungary on April 14-16, 2015.

Oracle offers customers different alternatives for consolidation and modernization of the infrastructure to fulfill the requirements and needs of different types of customer, at the servers, storage, database and middleware layers.
At the same time customers have the option to build their DBaaS infrastructure on-premise, or use the Oracle Public Cloud.


During next Community Forum we will cover the different solutions and share experiences on a variety of customer cases and challenges: don't miss out on attending this key event!

For further informations, please click HERE.

Monday Dec 15, 2014

Which Oracle Solaris Virtualization?

Dear Partner,

which virtualization technology a customer should choose?
If you want to find the reason, please read the Consolidation Using Oracle's SPARC Virtualization Technologies whitepaper or check the full blog post entry posted HERE in order to know what to choose... What could be the right answer?

Tuesday Nov 25, 2014

SPARC the Base: Refresh & Save 6-in-1 Offer -- webcast replay and resources

On Thursday November 13th we ran the “SPARC the Base: Refresh & Save 6-in-1 Offer” webcast for partner globally. 

The link to the webcast replay is:  “SPARC the BASE: Refresh & Save 6-in-1 Offer”.

You can find the slide presentation in our Community Workspace here. Remember, you need to be a registered member of the community to be able to access the workspace. If you are not a member yet, you can register clicking here.

In the same folder you will find the EMEA partners engagement rules document, which explains how EMEA partners can take advantage of the Program by contacting the Infoline.

Thank you for your participation in the Program and
Good Selling with the SPARC The Base Program!

Tuesday Nov 11, 2014

Software in Silicon, Innovations for Database

Dear Partner,

Oracle Open World 2014 still give us updates and news to share with you.

Please have a look to this video, where Juan Loaiza, Sr. VP of Technology at Oracle, gave an overview of innovative new Software in Silicon technology and its benefits to databases and applications


Monday Nov 10, 2014

Partner webcast: SPARC The Base 2.0!

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM Pacific Time (PST)
Oracle VADs/VARs

SAVE THE DATE

Please join us to learn about Oracle's SPARC the BASE Refresh & Take Out Program. Learn all about Oracle's "SPARC The Base" 6-in-1 Offer.

You'll hear how customers can upgrade their legacy servers to current generation SPARC servers with up to 30% less OPEX and up to 50% in total savings! Additionally, hear
about the channel engagement process and supporting program assets and resources.

Call Logistics

13th November, 2014

08:00 AM PST

Duration: 60 minutes

Session number: 590 875 107

Session password: Oracle123

Click to Join Training Session


Call Details

Toll Free US/Canada:
(855) 261-7630

Operator Assisted International: (484) 480-9149

Conference ID: 29376763

Click HERE to add to your calendar

Agenda:

  • Program Overview
  • Regional Engagement Processes
  • Resources & Tools
  • Summary and Q&A

Presenting:

  • Randy Batterson, WW A&C Channel Go To Market Director
  • Giuseppe Facchetti, Director Servers Partner Programs (EMEA)

Who should attend: Channel Sales & Pre-sales personnel

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this session.