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 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

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!

Wednesday Mar 06, 2013

Linux Foundation and Oracle

There are partnerships where there's great impact for all the community. This is the case with Oracle and Linux Foundation. We are growing strong in our collaboration and support of each other and the community as its extension. See more details here.