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.

Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Oracle SuperCluster and Specialized Bicycles

Dear Partner,

Please watch this video to see how Oracle SuperCluster helped Specialized Bicycles reduce its month end report production from 20 hours to 20 minutes and increase performance 17 times.

Click HERE or on the image below to start the video.

If you want to know more about Oracle SuperCluster and its extreme performances for databases, consolidation and cloud, please go HERE.

Wednesday Oct 29, 2014

SPARC and Solaris Leadership in Security

Dear Partner,
don't you want a focus on Security?

 

We have always good news: Oracle’s SPARC systems and Oracle Solaris OS are co-engineered to provide efficient secure technology. SPARC security uses hardware accelerators to deliver leading performance.

Please read the full blog post entry posted HERE in order to know how Oracle is providing encryption and policy-based key management that ensure data protection for cloud and virtual environments.

 

Monday Oct 20, 2014

You Got to SPARC it Up!

Dear Partner,

during the last Oracle Open World lots has been told, lots of content has been released.

But what about the last SPARC M7 microprocessor?

Please read the last entry on the Oracle Hardware Blog.
Click HERE and read the full blog post.

Thursday Oct 09, 2014

Oracle Launches the Oracle FS1 Series Flash Storage System

Dear Partner, 

 following Oracle Open Word announcements, we are proud to spread the news that Oracle has launched the Oracle FS1 Series Flash Storage System, innovating with new QoS Plus software and provisioning one-click application storage.

Please have a look and read the entire article HERE, you can read how the new Oracle FS1 Series flash storage system scales to petabytes of all-flash capacity while delivering a multitude of innovations designed to take flash technology to new extremes.

Tuesday Oct 07, 2014

Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux

Dear Partner,

In this blog entry by Ronen Kofman, you can find that Oracle has announced "the general availability of Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux 1.0. With this announcement we are now providing production OpenStack support to Oracle Linux and Oracle VM customers. The support for OpenStack is available as part of the Oracle Linux and Oracle VM Premier Support at no additional cost..."

The Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux distribution is generally available, allowing customers to use OpenStack software with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM.

Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux is OpenStack software that installs on top of Oracle Linux. To help ensure flexibility and openness, it can support any guest operating system (OS) that is supported with Oracle VM, including Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris, Microsoft Windows, and other Linux distributions.

This release allows customers to build a highly scalable, multitenant environment and integrate with the rich ecosystem of plug-ins and extensions available for OpenStack.

Do you want to know more?
You can view the full blog entry HERE
and the official press release HERE

Thursday Oct 02, 2014

Oracle 'In Touch' Webcast: Oracle OpenWorld and more!



Dear Partner,

Have you registered for the next Oracle ‘In Touch’ PartnerCast, “EMEA Partners Exclusive Insight into Oracle OpenWorld”?

The next edition is broadcasting Tuesday 14th October 2014 from 10:30am UK/ 11:30 CET.

David Callaghan and his regional reporters will be updating you on FY15 so far: we’ll have all the news from Oracle OpenWorld, as well as a host of special guests sharing their knowledge and expert opinions.

You can register here. Don't miss it!
Follow the conversation on Twitter searching for #OracleInTouch hashtag. 

Tuesday Sep 30, 2014

SPARC M7 and Software-in-Silicon: In-Memory Query Acceleration of Oracle Database

Dear Partner,

in this blog entry by Arun Singh, Product Manager for SPARC Server, you could read a very interesting article about how Oracle’s SPARC M7 microprocessor can accelerate In-Memory Query of Oracle Database, using Software in Silicon Technology.
You could read about how [...] Oracle software engineers have incorporated various features into the Oracle Database to effectively leverage the hardware resources such as cores, IO channels, and memory of the underlying server. [...] Following a tremendous pace of technology innovation on SPARC microprocessors, Oracle has unveiled details on the Software in Silicon technologies that fuel its future SPARC M7 processor. The Software in Silicon technologies are a culmination of Oracle’s vision of engineering and optimizing hardware and software together. One of these technologies, In-Memory Query Acceleration, was designed to work with the Oracle Database In-memory. [...]

Do you want to know more?
You can view the full blog entry HERE

Tuesday Sep 09, 2014

Oracle's VCA and Virtualization at Oracle OpenWorld!


If you are going to Oracle OpenWorld, you don't want to miss these sessions dedicated to Virtualization and VCA (Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance)!

Monday, September 29th

  with Wim Coekaerts

Wednesday, October 1st


Thursday, October 2nd


VCA Live Demo
Sunday 9/29 to Thursday 10/2
in the Engineered Systems showcase, right outside the Keynotes area and bottom
of the Moscone escalators.
Come by to meet, and learn from, our Product Management and Development team.

For the most up-to-date schedule, please view this 'Focus On' link:
https://oracleus.activeevents.com/2014/connect/focusOnDoc.do?focusID=18764

See you there!

Tuesday Aug 12, 2014

Save the Date for the Storage Forum at Oracle OpenWorld