Monday Jun 23, 2014

Oracle ‘In Touch’ PartnerCast – Be prepared for a year of growth!

Dear Partner,

David CallaghanDon’t leave it too late to register for the next Oracle ‘In Touch’ PartnerCast!

Broadcasting on Tuesday 1st July 2014 at 10.30am UK / 11.30am CET.
David Callaghan, Adrian Schlund, Alistair Hopkins and his regional reporters will give you all the information you need to grow your business with Oracle as we hit the ground running in Oracle’s FY15.
Register here

Don't miss this opportunity and follow the conversation on Twitter searching for #OracleInTouch hashtag. 

Friday Jun 20, 2014

Webcast Replay: Why DBAs care about Storage?

Dear partners,

On Wed. 18th of June we hosted a webcast highlighting how Oracle’s Application Engineered Storage can make the everyday life of a DBA easier by automating or simplifying many of the tasks associated with managing a database (troubleshooting, tuning, backups, etc.). The recording of this webcast is now available at:

Find out how the unique integration features between the Oracle database & storage platforms can help you help your customers, discover new opportunities and stay ahead of the competition.

We look forward to welcoming you to another webcast soon!

Monday Jun 16, 2014

Launch Webcast: Benefit from Advances in Converged Infrastructure from Oracle

Dear Partner,

we have the pleasure to invite you to join Oracle Executives Mark Hurd, Wim Coekaerts and Scott Genereux as they announce the latest Virtual Compute Appliance in the webcast that will take place next June 24th at 10:00am PT/1:00pm ET.
Discover how the Virtual Compute Appliance delivers virtualized application infrastructure and how it differentiates from other converged infrastructure solutions.

Register here today for this launch webcast and click here for more information.

Friday Jun 13, 2014

The Emergence of a New Architecture for Long-term Data Retention

Dear Partner,

A new research report from Wikibon explains how the combination of flash and tape makes for a superior solution for long-term data archives versus using dedupe appliances.

The combination of these two technologies, that have been in the market, one for a few years and the other for decades, introduces a new concept. The concept is “Flape”, a concept first coined by Wikibon in October of 2012.

Flape is a combination of Flash (SSD) technology and tape…this combination of technologies when used for long-term archiving can save IT departments as much as 300% of their overall IT budget over the course of 10 years.

Do you want to know more? You can review the whole report here.

Thursday Jun 12, 2014

Oracle ‘In Touch’ PartnerCast – Be prepared for a year of growth!

Dear partner,

you are warmly welcomed to join your host David Callaghan, Senior Vice President Alliances & Channels - Oracle EMEA, for the latest headlines from the Oracle Partner Network. With a strong focus on direct partner benefit, 'In Touch' is your chance to stay up to date, share best practices and pose those burning questions to Oracle that you would like answered.

In this next cast, David’s studio guests and his regional reporters will be looking at the priorities for EMEA partners and how best to grow with Oracle as we move into the new financial year.

So please click here and register now!
This partnercast will be held on Jul 01, 2014 from10:30am to 11:15am GMT.

 Don't miss this opportunity and follow the conversation on Twitter searching for #OracleInTouch hashtag.

Wednesday Jun 11, 2014

LDom Direct - IO gives fast and virtualized IO to ECI Telecom

By Orgad Kimch, Principal Software Engineer. Originally posted on Openomics blog.

"As one of the leading suppliers in the telecom networking infrastructure, ECI has a long term relationship with Oracle. Our main Network Management products are based on Oracle Database, Oracle Solaris and Oracle's Sun servers. Oracle Solaris is proven to be a mission critical OS for its high performance, extreme stability and binary compatibility guarantee." Mark Markman, R&D Infrastructure Manager, ECI Telecom

ECI Telecom is a leading telecom networking infrastructure vendor and a long-time Oracle partner. ECI provides innovative communications platforms and solutions to carriers and service providers worldwide, that enable customers to rapidly deploy cost-effective, revenue-generating services. ECI Telecom's Network Management solutions are built on the Oracle 11gR2 Database and Solaris Operating System.

Please read the full post here, and discover a new successful case history that well explains how Oracle technologies are "engineered to work together” for providing better values for Oracle customers.

Tuesday Jun 10, 2014

Oracle ZS3 Contest for Partners: Share an unforgettable experience at the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan

Dear valued Partner,

We are pleased to launch a partner contest exclusive to our partners dedicated to promoting and selling Oracle Systems!

You are essential to the success of Oracle and we want to recognize your contribution and effort in driving Oracle Storage to the market. To show our appreciation we are delighted to announce a contest, giving the winners the opportunity to attend a roundtable chaired by Senior Oracle Executives and spend an unforgettable evening at the magnificent Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, followed by a stay at the Grand Hotel et de Milan, courtesy of Oracle.

Recognition will be given to 12 partner companies (10 VARs & 2 VADs) who will be recognized for their ZFS storage booking achievement in the broad market between June 1st and July 18th 2014.

Criteria of Eligibility

  • A minimum deal value of $30k is required for qualification
  • Partners who are wholly or partially owned by a public sector organization are not eligible for participation 


  • The winning VARs will be:
    • The highest ZS3 or ZBA bookings achievers by COB on July 18th, 2014 in each Oracle EMEA region (1)
    • The highest Oracle on Oracle (2) ZS3 or ZBA bookings achievers by COB on July 18th, 2014 in each Oracle EMEA region
  • The winning VADs (3) will be:
    • The highest ZS3 or ZBA bookings achiever by COB on July 18th 2014 in EMEA
    • The highest Oracle on Oracle (2) ZS3 or ZBA bookings achiever by COB on July 18th 2014 in EMEA 

The Prize

Winners will be invited to participate to a roundtable chaired by Oracle on Monday September 8th 2014 in Milan and to be guests of Oracle in the evening of September 8th, 2014 at the Teatro Alla Scala. The evening will comprise of a private tour of the Scala museum, cocktail reception at the elegant museum rooms and attending the performance by the renowned Soprano, Maria Agresta. Our guests will then retire for the evening to the Grand Hotel et de Milan, courtesy of Oracle.

Oracle shall be the final arbiter in selecting the winners and all winners will be notified via their Oracle account manager.
Full details about the contest, expenses covered by Oracle and timetable of events can be found on the Oracle EMEA Hardware (Servers & Storage) Partner Community workspace (
FY15 Q1 ZFS Partner Contest).
: access to the community workspace requires membership. If you are not a member please register 

Good Luck!!

For more information, please contact Sasan Moaveni.

(1) Two VAR winners for each EMEA region – Eastern Europe & CIS, Middle East & Africa, South Europe, North Europe, UK/Ireland & Israel - as per the criteria outlined above
(2) Oracle on Oracle, in this instance, means ZS3 or ZBA storage attached to DB or DB options, Engineered Systems or Sparc servers sold to the same customer by the same partner within the contest timelines.
(3) Two VAD winners, one for each of the criteria outlined above, will be selected from across EMEA.

Wednesday Jun 04, 2014

Webcast Replay: OVCA Launch Channel Update

Last 28 May we held a webcast about Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance (OVCA) launch update for the channel. A brief product overview of OVCA has been followed by some great OPN program content, resell criteria, OPN Incentive Program and Demo Equipment Program details.

You can replay the webcast by clicking on this link or download the slides HERE, but 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 here.

In addition to the replay link here are some more useful links:

OVCA OPN Knowledge Zone

We look forward to welcoming you to another webcast soon!