Wednesday Sep 25, 2013

EMEA A&C News from Oracle OpenWorld: Another busy day in San Francisco!

Oracle OpenWorldThe America's Cup race is still going, we expect a big day tomorrow for the finale.

We heard strong announcements on Cloud: Thomas Kurian presented new UI and functionalities in Oracle Sales Cloud and HCM (watch the highlights). Great looks & feel, intuitive and links to other enterprise systems. He also introduced the Oracle Cloud marketplace, where 3rd party apps can be accessed in Oracle Cloud environment. Expect to hear more on this in the coming days / weeks.

A full stream colleagues at the Leader Circle and OPN Exchange General sessions, including 2 EMEA Partner community sessions focusing on Engineered Systems & Manageability and Hardware.

We are looking forward to the many country receptions this evening during which all of our partners from EMEA will meet, network among compatriots and have fun. The UK team will enjoy the sunset in Sausalito.

Lastly, we are looking forward to an exclusive EMEA Partner Advisory Board tomorrow!

Monday Sep 23, 2013

Announcement of the 2013 EMEA Partner Specialization of the Year awards

Oracle Excellence AwardsDavid Callaghan had the great honor to announce the 6 EMEA Partner Excellence Award winners during Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld 2013 on Sunday.

"With over half of the overall OPN partner community and Specialized Partner ecosystem based in EMEA, growing their Oracle specialized resources at greater than 40% per annum and contributing to over 80% of our transactions, it was a real challenge to short list and select the 6 EMEA award winners in 2013. So many of our partners have the breadth of experience and depth of skills that are exemplary – combined with a real passion for excellence in execution, which has led to many significant customer engagements and great Oracle on Oracle deals over the last year." said David Callaghan, Senior Vice President, EMEA Alliances and Channels.

2013 Oracle Excellence Awards - Specialized Partners of the Year - EMEA winners:

  • Engineered Systems Award - TAS SpA from Italy
  • Servers & Storage Award - SCC from UK
  • Applications Award - Capgemini from UK
  • Database & Middleware Award - Everis from Spain
  • Industry Award - Soft Alliance and Resources from Nigeria
  • Oracle Cloud Award - Accenture from Switzerland
Many congratulations to the worthy winners, and also thank you to all of our EMEA partners for your commitment to Oracle, the business you do for Oracle and the success of the customers you serve with Oracle.

Tuesday Sep 17, 2013

ZS3 Storage System Demo Equipment Purchase Initiative

Oracle is pleased to announce that, for a limited time, Oracle VARs may purchase ZS3 Storage Systems for demonstration purposes at a significantly reduced price.

Submit your order today for a ZS3 Storage System 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. Why wait? Order today!

Rules and Guidelines

  • Only authorized VADs are allowed to sell the ZS3 Storage System demo units.
  • Purchase time frame is from product launch until May 31, 2014.
  • All ZS3-2 and ZS3-4 Storage System configurations are approved for purchase at the prescribed discounts. Contact your VAD after product launch (Sep 10, 2013) for information on recommended configurations
  • Supply is allocated per region and it’s limited.
  • Order must be placed via a VAD.
  • VAR must sign the Partner Demonstration Hardware Terms.

For more information please contact your VAD.

Training Event on the New ZFS Storage Appliance Platforms – The ZS3 Series

We are pleased to invite you to a one day training event dedicated to EMEA partners on Oracle’s new ZFS Storage Appliance platforms, the ZS3 Series. The launch of the ZS3 Series includes new systems, configuration options and software features which will significantly enhance the integration between the ZFS Storage Appliance and the Oracle Database.

You will learn directly from Oracle Corporate Product Experts how to sell, configure, and tune Oracle’s new ZFS Storage Appliances, the ZS3 Series!

Who should attend:

  • Partner Sales Reps
  • Sales Engineers/Consultants
  • Technologists

Attend this one-day partner engagement training event and find out:

  • How ZS3 delivers greater storage efficiency and performance, while cutting administrative costs
  • How ZS3 offers immediate benefits for customers using NAS for enterprise applications, virtualization, cloud, storage consolidation, and data protection
  • How to implement, tune, and integrate ZS3 Appliances

For more information please click here.

Tuesday Sep 10, 2013

eSTEP TechCast "Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance" - Material is available now!

Thanks to all who attended our TechCast on "Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance".

The materials (presentation, replay) from the TechCast are now available via our eSTEP portal.  You will need to provide your email address and the below mentioned pin to access the downloads. Link to the portal is shown below.

URL: http://launch.oracle.com/
PIN:
eSTEP_2011

The material can be found under tab eSTEP TechCast

Please feel free to explore the other delivered TechCasts and more useful information under the Download and Links tab.

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