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.

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:

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
»  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.

Monday Jul 07, 2014

OVCA Launch Webcast Replay: Announcing the Next-Generation of Virtual Compute Appliance

Watch this replay and learn why the Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance is different from other converged infrastructure solutions on the market.

Learn how to create a private cloud with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c on the Virtual Compute Appliance, and hear testimonials from a partners and customers.

Speakers include: Mark Hurd, Wim Coekaerts and Scott Genereux.

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!

Saturday May 24, 2014

Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance (OVCA) Launch Channel Update Webcast - May 28

Join us for an Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance (OVCA) launch update for the channel.This training webcast is a follow up to the OVCA launch on April 16.

We will provide a brief product overview of OVCA followed by some great OPN program content, resell criteria, OPN Incentive Program and Demo Equipment Program details. There will be two sessions to accommodate each region.

Additionally, don't miss the latest Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance article packed with great information!