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!

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 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

SAVE THE DATE

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

Agenda:

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

Presenting:

  • 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.

 

Monday Oct 20, 2014

You Got to SPARC it Up!

Dear Partner,

during the last Oracle Open World lots has been told, lots of content has been released.

But what about the last SPARC M7 microprocessor?

Please read the last entry on the Oracle Hardware Blog.
Click HERE and read the full blog post.

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

Friday Aug 01, 2014

Get Ready for the next-gen SPARC 7 processor

Dear Partner,

Last July 17 Leon Spencer, author on ZDNet.com, an issue regarding Oracle's next-generation SPARC 7 processor architecture unveilment in August, with the new chip set to embody new acceleration and security features, according to Executive Vice President of Systems, John Fowler.

Hot Chips microprocessor technology conference in August will be the place where all this good news and revelations will be shown off to the world: please read the full article here if you want to deepen the topic http://www.zdnet.com/oracle-prepares-to-unveil-next-gen-sparc-7-processor-7000031707/

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.

Monday May 12, 2014

SPARC The Base: a structured approach to refreshing the SPARC installed base

Dear Partner,

the Webcast SPARC The Base: a structured approach to refreshing the SPARC installed base is now available on demand.

SPARC The Base is a structured, tool-based program that allows you to address the SPARC installed base quickly and efficiently.

In this webcast, Olivier Tordo, Giuseppe Facchetti and Gerd Plewka shown the details of the STB Program, and how it makes it easier for you to start the conversation, create a refresh proposal for your SPARC customers, and hopefully win the opportunity.

If you've been unable to join us, you might find the following resources helpful:

  • To watch the Webcast again – or share it with a colleague – click here
    •  In the same space you can find the slides: have a look!

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.

We look forward to welcoming you to another webcast soon.

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.

Thursday Feb 13, 2014

CRN Names Oracle SuperCluster One of 10 Coolest Servers Of 2013

CRN recently gathered and reviewed computer systems of all shapes and sizes, including microservers, rack-mount servers, integrated systems, and even mainframes. The result is their list of 10 of the coolest server introductions for 2013 -- which includes the latest Oracle SuperCluster. Oracle has lead the shift from stand-alone servers to converged (or engineered, in Oracle speak) systems, starting over five years ago with the Exadata Database Machine. That accelerated four years ago with the acquisition of Sun Microsystems, as well as the introduction of the Oracle SuperCluster over two years ago.

Oracle in September proved that development of its SPARC processors, and the engineered systems built on top of it, still have the power to push the performance edge when coupled with the right software.

Oracle's new SPARC M6-32 servers are based on the company's new 3.6GHz, 12-core SPARC M6 processors and include up to 32 TB of memory and up to 384 processor cores with one purpose: to run entire applications and databases in memory for optimum performance.

The servers can run entire business applications and databases in memory while supporting electrically isolated Dynamic Domains for improved security, service, and fault and resource isolation. Each Dynamic Domain supports up to 128 virtual machines.

In synthesis, the Oracle SuperCluster family is experiencing triple-digit growth, as customers are shifting their IT spend towards proven, high performance, integrated systems.

Thursday Feb 06, 2014

SPARC T5-2 server shatters another world record!

Since their introduction last year, Oracle's T5 servers have topped performance metrics across enterprise workloads.
Now SPARC T5 server has just shattered another world record. These are the benchmark results: 

In that test, the SPARC T5-2 server:

  • Showed the best performance per socket for a single system in the application tier
  • Demonstrated 1.5 times higher performance compared to Oracle’s 2-socket Sun Server X4-2 systems, running Intel's E5-2600 v2 series processor (Ivy Bridge)
  • Delivered 29% better performance and 20% better price performance compared to a two-socket IBM PowerLinux POWER7+ processor-based server

Further details are available HERE

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!