Monday Feb 09, 2015

Invitation: Oracle EMEA Exadata, Manageability, Servers & Storage Partner Community Forum, 14th-16th April, 2015, Budapest, Hungary

Dear Oracle Valued Partner,

In 2015 the Oracle EMEA Exadata, Manageability and the Servers and Storage Partner Communities will celebrate a single joint Community Forum. We are delighted to invite you to this event which will take place in Budapest, Hungary on April 14-16, 2015.

As in previous editions, the most important part of this Community Forum is sharing experiences, best-practices and customer cases. Presentations by partners and networking among participants are the enablers for building a valuable learning experience for you.

During the event, Oracle executives driving the different product areas will share their insight on new products and market trends, and will be available for one-on-one meetings to discuss go-to-market plans and sales opportunities.

Register for the Oracle Exadata, Manageability and Servers & Storage Partner Community Forum Now!

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this Community Forum. Check the agenda and reserve your place by registering before 15th March, 2014. (There is no registration fee for Oracle partners).

We look forward to welcoming you in Budapest.

Javier Puerta

Giuseppe Facchetti

Chris Visser

Javier Puerta
Director Core Technology Partner Programs, Oracle EMEA

Giuseppe Facchetti
Director Servers Partner Programs, Oracle EMEA

Chris Visser
Director Storage Partner Programs, Oracle EMEA

Thursday Feb 05, 2015

Webcast Invitation: The Next-Generation of Oracle Engineered Systems: New Markets, New Opportunities for Oracle EMEA Partners on Tuesday, 10th February, 2015 at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET

Dear Oracle Valued Partner,

I am pleased to invite you to a live webcast on "the Next-Generation of Oracle Engineered Systems: New Markets, New Opportunities" on Tuesday, 10th February, 2015 at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET exclusively for our Partners in EMEA.

On January 21st Larry Ellison announced the next generation of Oracle Engineered Systems as the cornerstone of the Oracle strategy for reducing customer costs and increasing value. The announcement included the sixth-generation Oracle Exadata Database Machine X5 with virtualization capabilities, Oracle's new Virtual Compute Appliance X5, and Oracle FS1 Series Flash Storage System. This new generation of Engineered Systems not only delivers the highest performance in the industry but it also comes at the lowest purchase price for the data center core infrastructure, enabling Oracle partners to focus on delivering high-value services to help customers transform their businesses.

In this webcast, dedicated to Oracle Partners in EMEA, you will learn how the combination of highest performance and lowest cost expands the market for Oracle partners, providing the right entry-level point for mid-market customers and empowering ourpartners to compete in an extended market as it had never been possible before.

Register now and learn about the new markets and business opportunities that the Next-Generation of Oracle Engineered Systems is opening for you.

You can now register for the webcast here:

I look forward to your participation.

Best regards,

Alistair Hopkins
Vice President, Oracle EMEA Alliances & Channels
Sales & Strategy, Technology Solutions

Oracle Speakers

Alistair Hopkins

Alistair Hopkins
Vice President, Oracle EMEA Alliances & Channels Sales & Strategy, Technology Solutions

John Abel

John Abel
Senior Director, Business Development, Oracle EMEA Engineered Systems

Giuseppe Facchetti

Giuseppe Facchetti
Director, Engineered Systems Channel Sales Programs, Oracle EMEA Alliances & Channels

Friday Feb 07, 2014

Invitation to Oracle EMEA Exadata, Exalogic & Manageability and Servers and Storage Partner Community Forums

Javier Puerta

Dear partners,


We would like to invite you to the 2014 editions of the Exadata, Exalogic & Manageability and Servers & Storage Partner Community Forums for EMEA partners that will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, on 1-2 April and 2-3 April 2014.

Sharing sales and implementation experiences, customer cases and best-practices among partners constitutes the core of these forums. Through presentations by Oracle solutions experts partners 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 organization at local level and facilitate increased sales engagement.

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 while minimizing their travel costs.

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in these Community Forums. Reserve your place and register before 28th February 2014. (There is no registration fee for Oracle partners).

Review the detailed agendas and register for each of the forums at:

We look forward to welcoming you in Prague!


Best regards,


Javier Puerta

Giuseppe Facchetti Sasan Moaveni

Javier Puerta
Director Core Technology
Partner Programs,
Oracle EMEA

Giuseppe Facchetti
Director Servers
Partner Programs,
Oracle EMEA

Sasan Moaveni
Director Storage
Partner Programs, Oracle EMEA

Tuesday Mar 26, 2013

Join us at the Exadata, Exalogic & Manageability and Hardware EMEA Partner Community Forums

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 you the latest on these three solution areas and the best way to go to market together.
    Check the Exadata, Exalogic and Manageability Partner Community Forum agenda.
  • 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, 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.
    Check the Hardware Partner Community Forum
Register Today! There is no registration fee for Oracle partners to attend these face-to-face events.
Travel once and benefit from the two events!

Thursday Feb 07, 2013

In Touch (February 2013): Secrets of Success in Europe South

Johan Doruiter
Johan Doruiter

Oracle SVP Technology Southern Europe
Eric Fontaine
Eric Fontaine

Head of Oracle Alliances & Channels in Europe South

What does the Oracle Europe South region do to perform so well with their partners? David Callaghan caught up with Johan Doruiter, Oracle Senior Vice President Technology Southern Europe and Eric Fontaine, Head of Oracle Alliances & Channels in Europe South to find out.

David Callaghan David: Eric, the partner business in Europe South is performing very well so far this year. In which specific countries and solutions areas did you see the major growth?
Eric Fontaine Eric: I’m happy to say that all countries performed consistently well. The hardware business felt the impact first and this has 100% supported our objective to drive ‘Apps to Disk’.
David Callaghan David: What specific factors helped you to achieve this impact?
Eric Fontaine

Eric: It’s mainly due to the new simplified Oracle Alliances & Channels model, which generated good results in all areas, and has really increased our footprint and our presence in the partners.

On top of that, we leveraged all the European resources available, and we focused all our activities on four key cross-LoB priorities:  Engineered systems, Cloud-Application, Hosting, and Transformation deals.

In Engineered systems we really saw the benefits of our investment, with more than 65% of our Engineered systems being now sold by our partners, who are truly part of our ‘One Red Team’. Plus, we’ve now doubled the number of boxes sold with the partners.

David Callaghan David: Johan, what’s your take on this? What do you attribute this accomplishment to, particularly in Engineered Systems, bearing in mind the regional context?
Johan Doruiter

Johan: Partners were absolutely instrumental in the success of Engineered systems in our region.

The results are, thanks to the time we spent right from the start, evangelising the benefits of Engineered systems with specially selected partners.

In terms of the economic context and the challenges faced by partners, there’s a simple answer: Oracle and its partners are there to make it happen! You have to go after the right industries, where customers are willing to invest in innovation and are looking to cut their costs.
David Callaghan David: Eric, can you explain how the strategic partners are impacting the success of Exadata?
Eric Fontaine

Eric: It’s quite simple - we focus on transformational deals and large hosting deals with the large alliances, and a coverage model with the channel partners.

Last quarter we saw good traction with transformation deals and success with some very high profile business. The strategic integrators add huge value through their vertical knowledge and by providing complete solutions, from Apps, to BI, to Exalytics to Hardware.  For instance, I can mention a large tax project in the Netherlands and a large manufacturing customer who launched a new BI project.

Hosting is very strong in Europe South. Due to the tough economy, a lot of companies are working with partners to update their IT environment and it’s a unique opportunity for us to introduce our technology and to reduce the cost of ownership by an integrated approach.

With the channel partners it’s all about coverage. With their wide knowledge of the broad market, we’re engaging them to cover this marketplace, and incentivising them with the Open Market Model (OMM)* rebate program.

David Callaghan David: Johan, what do you see as the growth areas in the market for Oracle partners?
Johan Doruiter

Johan: Oracle’s full stack is definitely where partners should base their growth plans, either in the whole stack or in parts of it. Analysis demonstrates that selling across the Oracle stack increases the chance to win a project.

Oracle Red Stack
  • Win rate with 1 layer – 33%

  • Win rate with 2 layers – 41%

  • Win rate with 3 layers – 50%

  • Win rate with 4 layers – 69%

Based on Oracle FY12 results

Cloud is a huge opportunity, so partners should also invest in combining our Engineered systems with their Cloud approach. Oracle has made a lot of announcements around Cloud aiming to provide value in public and private clouds, as well specific partner cloud programs tailored to their business. Eric has launched a Europe South Cloud Task Force which will help us to engage with partners in the Cloud application business. We’ll see a strong impact in the coming quarters.

In addition, now that the Oracle Alliances & Channels organisation is streamlined, partners have a great opportunity to cross-sell across the product suite. It’s low hanging fruit where partners can grow revenue straight away. Database Options are an obvious further growth area, enabling partners to upsell and differentiate themselves from the competition.

David Callaghan David: Eric, what is your strategy to capitalize on these opportunities?
Eric Fontaine

Eric: We’ve invested to help partners in each country get specialized and develop their proof of concept, so we can demonstrate the value of our portfolio customer by customer. It already generated a lot of business and now we need to leverage this.

We’ve created an engagement plan for marketing, lead generation, and enablement with selected Cloud application partners, which will deploy this month, and you will see Oracle very present in the cloud arena, with significant growth.

We’ll then work with a joint approach with the Oracle field to support these partners to make the most out of this opportunity.

Overall, our approach is to work with selected partners who have trust in Oracle, engage with our strategy and are willing to invest in us.

Finally I’d stress that the OMM* program will also help partners capitalise on the opportunities in the market. By referring or registering their deals they can benefit from increased margin from Oracle. Every partner should use it!

David Callaghan David: Johan, as a final thought from you, what message, above all, would you like to see Oracle partners embracing for the rest of this FY13?
Johan Doruiter Johan: I'd be delighted if partners continue in the same way they are now. Partners are really important to us, and they are why we had so much success in Europe South. It’s all based on trust, so if they leverage on the success they have achieved by continuing to invest into Oracle and offering great solutions to customers, we’ll repay that trust by investing in them.

* The Open Market Model is Oracle’s referral and rebate program for partners. OMM policies can be found here (PDF).

Tuesday Jul 31, 2012

Distribution Rights Update – Exadata & Exalogic Criteria Change

Oracle recently modified the criteria for obtaining Distribution Rights for Oracle Exadata Database Machine Knowledge Zone products and for Exalogic Elastic Cloud Knowledge Zone products.  Partners will no longer be required to be specialized in these products or in their underlying product sets in order to attain Distribution Rights.  There are, however, competency criteria that partners must meet, and partners must apply for the respective Distribution Rights.  Please note there are no changes to the criteria to become EXADATA or EXALOGIC Specialized.

Call to Action: Review the criteria available on the Sell tab of the Oracle Exadata Database Machine Knowledge Zone and the Exalogic Elastic Cloud Knowledge Zone, meet the requirements and apply.

Monday Apr 16, 2012

Live PartnerCast: Oracle Exastack Optimized Program

Kevin O'Brien of Oracle provides the latest updates on the Oracle Exastack Optimized program.

Customers Value Oracle Exastack Optimized Partners

Customers value Oracle Exastack Optimized partners - find out why.

Wednesday Jan 25, 2012

Invitation: Oracle EMEA Exadata Partner Community Forum - 14-15 March 2012, Conrad Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey


Dear partner

I am delighted to invite you to the 2012 editition of the Exadata Partner Community Forum for EMEA partners which will take place in Istanbul, Turkey on March 14th-15th, 2012.

Venue:Conrad Hotel
Cihannuma Mah Saray Cd No5 Besiktas
Istanbul, Turkey

The Community Forum constitutes a unique opportunity to learn about new business opportunities around Exadata, interact with Oracle key executives, and network with other Exadata partners in an environment of mutual collaboration.

As in previous editions, a selected group of partners will be presenting and sharing their experiences with real-life customer cases. As many of you have told us from previous editions, this constitutes a tremendous learning experience for all attendees.

You will also benefit from the following highlights:

  • The Exadata business in EMEA. Market drivers and business opportunities
  • The journey to the cloud – Database Consolidation
  • Managing the Exadata environment
  • SAP and Oracle applications on Exadata
  • Data Integration
  • Beyond Exadata: Big Data and Exalytics
  • Partner experiences:
    • Linkplus (Turkey)
    • Inserve (Sweden)
    • ISE Informatik (Germany)
    • Fors (Russia)
  • Working with Oracle Services
  • Event Dinner on the evening of March 14th


The EMEA Exadata Partner Community Forum is not to be missed so reserve your place and register before February 15th. (There is no registration fee for Oracle partners).


The Conrad Hotel has created a customized hotel registration portal for this event. Please click here for immediate hotel booking & rates. Details also provided on Registration Event portal.

Also, the Exadata Partner Forum will take place in parallel with the Manageability Partner Forum. You will be able to attend some of the Manageability sessions if you wish.

Further information or assistance on venue logistics, please contact Angela Cadran.  For other questions, please contact Javier Puerta.

Best regards,

Javier Puerta
Core Technology Partner Programs,
Oracle EMEA

Tuesday Sep 27, 2011

Oracle Advanced Customer Support Services at Oracle OpenWorld

Hear directly from customers on key best practices, including upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite 12, deploying Oracle Exadata, and achieving high availability with Oracle Database technologies, as well as leveraging Oracle Advanced Customer Support Services (ACS), by attending one or more of the eight sessions.

Click here to learn more about Oracle ACS at Oracle OpenWorld.


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