Monday Aug 17, 2015

Register Now! Oracle Systems, the Foundation of Cloud

Learn all about Oracle Cloud solutions running on Oracle Systems
in a face to face, free of charge sales training roadshow

The evolution to the modern datacenter, based on cloud technologies to maximize business agility and minimize costs, is a top priority for companies everywhere. You, as an Oracle partner, can take a leadership position with your customers, be their trusted advisor and guide them through a successful journey to the cloud.

Oracle Systems and Software are the best foundation for you to build a cloud platform for your customers. Oracle has created Sales Plays and Programs to show you how to do that.

Objective

Explore your business opportunity with the cloud!
This training will explain the business value of Oracle's solutions as the foundation to build your cloud environments - and their competitive positioning in the market.

Audience

Sales Representatives
Business Managers
Pre-Sales Specialists

Agenda Highlights

  • Oracle’s Cloud vision and strategy
  • Partner Sales Plays: how to win with Oracle Engineered Systems as Cloud foundation
  • Programs and resources for partners
  • Competitive positioning of Oracle's Converged Infrastructure systems
  • Commercial aspects and sales tools

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Date & Location - Register Now
Number of seats are limited!

October 5, 2015: London, UK
October 6, 2015: Frankfurt, Germany
October 8, 2015: Moscow, Russia
October 8, 2015: Dubai, UAE
October 13, 2015: Paris, France
October 13, 2015: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
October 15, 2015: Johannesburg, South Africa
October 15, 2015: Munich, Germany
October 20, 2015: Istanbul, Turkey
October 20, 2015: Madrid, Spain
October 22, 2015: Milan, Italy
October 22, 2015: Zurich, Switzerland


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Looking forward to meeting you at the Oracle Cloud Sales Foundation Workshop!

Best regards,

Linda Mihalic
Linda Mihalic
Senior Director
EMEA A&C Systems
Sales Leader
Alistair Hopkins
Alistair Hopkins
Vice President
EMEA A&C Sales & Strategy
Technology Solutions

Tuesday Jul 14, 2015

New Assets for the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance

Several assets have been updated to align to the new branding of the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance.

All new webpages:
- Oracle Private Cloud Appliance main product page with new photos,
new Overview bullets on Cloud, new Customer Success tab, updated list of Resources
https://www.oracle.com/servers/private-cloud-appliance/index.html

- Corresponding Private Cloud Appliance sections were modified on Engineered Systems webpages:
https://www.oracle.com/engineered-systems/index.html
https://www.oracle.com/engineered-systems/products.html

- New Oracle Private Cloud Appliance page on Oracle Technology Network (OTN)
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/engineered-systems/virtual-compute-appliance-1983146.html

- New short vanity URL: oracle.com/pca
If you use the old VCA URL's you will get redirected to new
Private Cloud Appliance webpages.

- New data sheet with new logo, new photos and in new template with "Integrated Cloud" tagline
- New external FAQ
in new template with "Integrated Cloud" tagline
- New Quick Reference Card 1-pager for Customers with new photo and new logo

Stay tuned! We will roll out more updated assets as they become available.

VCA is now Private Cloud Appliance

Virtual Compute Appliance (VCA) has just been re-branded as Private Cloud Appliance. Check out the Oracle.com PCA page to get familiar with the new material and learn more.

Friday Jul 10, 2015

Oracle Private Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS): Towards the Hybrid Cloud - Launch Webcast for Oracle EMEA Partners

Webcast now available on-demand here!


Dear Oracle Valued Partner,

The need for business agility, cost reductions and risk control is driving the adoption of the Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) model by enterprises all over the world. Databases are a key component of any business application and therefore the agility in provisioning and managing Database services has a direct impact on the business.

Companies are adopting the Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) model both by rearchitecting their internal IT database infrastructure (Private DBaaS) or by moving some database workloads to Public Clouds. Eventually most enterprises will have a mix of Private DBaaS and Public DBaaS services, in what will constitute a Hybrid Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) platform.

We launched the FY16 “Private Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS): towards the Hybrid Cloud” Sales Play for Oracle EMEA Partners in a webcast we ran on Thursday, July 9th, 2015 where we discussed:




Speakers:

Olivier Tordo

Olivier Tordo
Senior Director, Partner Solutions, Oracle EMEA Alliances & Channels

Javier Puerta

Javier Puerta
Director, Core Technology Partner Programs, Oracle EMEA Alliances & Channels


  • Customers challenges and market trends in the database area
  • Selling private Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS): why, what, when
  • Private and Public DBaaS environments: towards the hybrid cloud
  • What’s in it for the partners: products, services and business opportunity

You can now replay the webcast:


Best regards,

Olivier Tordo
Senior Director, Partner Solutions, Oracle EMEA Alliances & Channels

Javier Puerta
Director, Core Technology Partner Programs, Oracle EMEA Alliances & Channels

Monday Jul 06, 2015

New Sales Play for EMEA Partners! Engineered Systems for Managed Service Providers


Many thanks to those of you who joined our partner webcast on July 2nd, where we launched the new FY16 Partner Sales Play "Engineered Systems for Managed Service Providers" (ES4MSP)!

The re-play link, the webcast slides, and additional resources are available in our Community Workspace, in the ES4MSP folder. Remember: you must be a Community member to access, and if you are not, please register here (select the "Hardware" Community when asked).

 Why ES4MSP?

Over the next five years, a majority of organizations will stop managing their own infrastructure. Many of them will make greater use of dedicated and shared cloud offerings from Managed Service Providers (MSP) datacenters.

According to IDC, European managed hosting revenues will grow at +20% CAGR in the same timeframe.

The new Oracle Engineered Systems X5 family provides MSP's with the most cost-effective, reliable, high performance and easy to manage infrastructure for their datacenters - hence allowing MSPs to grow their business and minimize their costs.

In the launch webcast, Olivier Tordo, Paul Thompson and Giuseppe Facchetti talked about:

  • Datacenter and Cloud market trends, and the business opportunity for partners
  • The Oracle Engineered Systems value proposition for Managed Service Providers
  • How to identify the best target customers for an MSP proposition
  • Contents and resources available to you, for growing your business by building an MSP offering.


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.