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!

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 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


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


  • Program Overview
  • Regional Engagement Processes
  • Resources & Tools
  • Summary and Q&A


  • 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.

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.


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 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

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 Apr 22, 2014

Did you know...

...that Oracle released a new public SPARC/Solaris Roadmap?

This new document shows :

  • Roadmap for SPARC & Solaris in to 2019
  • Additional details of Software in Silicon enabling Oracle Application Acceleration
  • Solaris 11 updates and Solaris 12 with updates
  • Next 2 generations of SPARC T-Series and M-Series, and performance expectations

Oracle now plans a kicker using the current S3 cores in 2015 with circuits specifically designed to speed up database queries, data decompression, encryption, and Java. This 2015 edition of the Sparc will also include low latency clustering that is an upgrade to the current “Bixby” interconnect, which is absolutely no slouch at all and which allows Oracle to build a machine with 96 sockets and 96 TB of main memory.

If you want to know more, please go HERE and read the full article.

Tuesday Mar 04, 2014

Simplify the migration from AIX to Solaris

SOURCE: Update your Database Now! Blog

A brand new white paper is available for anybody is contemplating a database and/or application migration from AIX to Solaris. Simplify the Migration of Oracle Database and Oracle Applications from AIX to Oracle Solaris gives a good description of the steps involved in planning and executing a migration project, along with the benefits you can expect to achieve and a solid example of migration using Oracle Data Pump, complete with scripted steps.

Feel free to download it and read it!

Friday Jan 31, 2014

The Next Oracle Partner Community Forums!

We are delighted to invite you to the 2014 editions of the Exadata, Exalogic & Manageability Forum, and of the Servers and Storage Partner Community Forum, for EMEA partners, which will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, on 1-2 April and 2-3 April, 2014, respectively.

The amount and richness of experiences and skills that Oracle partners have developed around the above areas are a key asset for the partners, customers and for Oracle. Sharing that experience, customer cases and best-practices among partners constitutes the core of the forums.

Through presentations by Oracle solutions experts you will learn the latest on the different solution areas and the best way to go to market together. One-on-one sessions with Oracle executives can help to boost the relationship between your company and the Oracle organisation at local level and facilitate increased sales engagement.

You can review the detailed agendas and register for both forums here:
Exadata, Exalogic and Manageability Forum
Servers and Storage Forum

Both forums will be held at the same hotel in the beautiful city of Prague, so that partners interested in both areas can attend the two events and minimizing their travel costs.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday Jan 02, 2014

Oracle Smart Combos for Partners in EMEA: Unleash the Value of Oracle on Oracle

Oracle's product portfolio offers a multitude of opportunities to combine cross-stack products and deliver incremental value to customers and partners.

To broaden your opportunities to sell Oracle on Oracle solutions, we are delighted to announce the launch of the Oracle 'Smart Combos' for Partners in EMEA.
Five Smart Combos are available today for you to take to your customers, each including a full set of sales material and value propositions.

Above all, by leveraging these Smart Combos, you will also benefit from additional rebate opportunities out of the OPN Incentive Program.

To learn more about how you can benefit from the Oracle Smart Combos, we invite you to join our launch webcast on Wednesday, 15th January 2014 at 9:30 am UK / 10:30 am CET.
Please find all the details of the webcast here.

Tuesday Dec 31, 2013

You are invited! Save The Date and Call for Speakers: the Next Oracle Partner Community Forum for Hardware

The 2014 editions of the Servers and Storage Partner Community Forum for EMEA partners will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, on 2-3, 2014.

 In the same location, the Exadata, Exalogic and Manageability Partner Community Forum will take place on April 1-2, so it will be easy for interested partners to travel once and attend both events.

The amount and richness of experiences and skills that Oracle partners have developed around the above areas are a key asset for the partners, for the customers and for Oracle. Sharing those cases and best-practices among partners constitutes the core of the forums.

You will also have the opportunity to get Oracle’s insight on new products and market trends. And, of course, interact with Oracle executives who drive the business and product development in those areas.

Detailed venue and hotel booking information will be sent to you later in January.
In the meantime, please find more information here.