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: http://ora.cl/b2V

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 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:

See you there!

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
OVCA on Oracle.com

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!

Tuesday Mar 26, 2013

The first ever Partner Community Forum for Hardware! Vienna, April 24-25

Optimize your time and ROI -- Two key Partner Community Forums in the same location!
  • This year the Exadata, Exalogic and Manageability Partner Community Forum, Vienna, 23-24 April, expands its scope to cover all the building blocks of the Cloud infrastructure: Exadata, Exalogic and Manageability! With the sponsorship of Intel. Selected partners will be presenting and sharing their experiences with real-life customer cases, and  Oracle speakers will provide the latest on these solution areas and the best way to go to market together.
    Don't miss it:
    Check the Exadata, Exalogic and Manageability Partner Community Forum  agenda, join the event and send the invitation to your colleagues!
  • The Hardware Partner Community Forum takes place immediately after the above Forum, same location, on 24-25 April. This is a unique opportunity for partners to meet Oracle's Global and EMEA Hardware leaders, learn about the business and technology strategy for Servers, Solaris, Storage, Optimized Solution, and the value of selling the complete Oracle stack. Success stories will be presented by selected partners which helped customers accelerate their business by providing IT solutions based on these platforms.
    Don't miss it:
    Check the Hardware Partner Community Forum agenda join the event and send the invitation to your colleagues!
There is no registration fee for Oracle partners to attend these face-to-face events.
Travel once and benefit from the two events!

Monday Feb 25, 2013

Partner Webcast: Oracle Database Appliance Pre-Launch Briefing, dedicated to Partners


Oracle will soon be launching its next-generation Oracle Database Appliance. Join us for this webcast on March 4th at 4 pm CET to learn about the new Oracle Database Appliance and its hardware refresh update, positioning, and the Oracle Database Appliance DEP Initiative. 

Tuesday Dec 11, 2012

SPARC SuperCluster: new Software Enhancements announced on December 4

December 4, 2012: Oracle Unveils Cloud and Consolidation Capabilities for Oracle SPARC SuperCluster

The latest SPARC SuperCluster update offers layered, zero-overhead virtualization for Mission-Critical applications.

Oracle today announced new software enhancements to the Oracle SPARC SuperCluster engineered system which enable customers to consolidate any combination of mission-critical enterprise databases, middleware and applications on a single system and rapidly deploy secure, self-service cloud services.

For all the details, click here.