Tuesday Jan 13, 2015

New Videos - Share with your customers

Introducing Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones
A quick introduction to Kernel Zones, the newest type of Oracle Solaris Zones, which provides all the flexibility, scalability, and efficiency of Oracle Solaris Zones while adding the capability to have zones with independent kernels. 

Streamline Cloning Oracle Databases for Development and Testing
DBAs can get help streamlining the cloning process of a database for development and test efforts, using the Oracle Snap Management Utility (SMU) for Oracle Database.  The SMU software coordinates storage cloning from the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance with the process to mount the new clone to a database host from a single interface. Reduce cloning for development databases from weeks to minutes and accelerate dev/test with SMU.

Oracle FS1: The Most Intelligent Flash Storage System

Find out how Oracle FS1’s QoS Plus and Auto-Tiering intelligently delivers flash performance when you need it and reduces costs by moving data automatically to lower-cost media when you don’t—all driven by business priorities.

Oracle FS1: Transcending the Limitations of All-Flash Arrays
Bob Maness discusses the Oracle FS1 from its architecture purpose-built for flash, to business-priority driven quality of service, application profiles, and storage domains to secure data and manage resource contention in multi-tenant environments

Friday Jan 09, 2015

Oracle Value-based Project Registration (VPR) Initiative in EMEA

The Value-based Project Registration initiative is a complement to Oracle's existing Open Market Model (OMM) Resale Registration Initiative and provides partners a new option for registration at the project level.

Read more here.

Here the link to the training replay

Monday Dec 22, 2014

IDC White Paper: Total Cloud – What Does Complete Look Like for Oracle?

Read IDC's recent white paper, which examines opportunities and challenges related to cloud technology and services, the market situation from both customer and vendor perspective, and where Oracle excels.

Oracle Public Cloud – Platform as a Service (PaaS) – January 14

With the recent launch of new Oracle Cloud PaaS offerings, Oracle now enables ISVs to rapidly deploy + scale their applications in the public cloud leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of platform services. Attend this webinar to hear from Oracle Cloud strategy experts about how Oracle is delivering new, differentiated platform services, as well as related opportunities, resources and commercial models for ISVs.

Tuesday Dec 16, 2014

Save the Date: Exadata, Manageability and Servers & Storage Partner Community Forum

In 2015 the Exadata, Manageability and the Servers and Storage Partner Communities will celebrate a single joint Community Forum which will take place in Budapest, Hungary on April 14-16, 2015.

Oracle offers customers different alternatives for consolidation and modernization of the infrastructure to fulfill the requirements and needs of different types of customer, at the servers, storage, database and middleware layers.
At the same time customers have the option to build their DBaaS infrastructure on-premise, or use the Oracle Public Cloud.
During this Community Forum we will cover the different solutions and share experiences on a variety of customer cases and challenges.

Read here the complete announcement

Monday Dec 15, 2014

Exadata Storage Retrofit Promotion for Oracle EMEA Partners

We are pleased to announce the EMEA Oracle Exadata Retrofit promotion, now available until May 18, 2015 to Oracle Partners in EMEA. This promotion provides Oracle VADs with additional discount when selling Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance to existing Exadata customers. To read the complete announcement, click here.

For all details, click here

Oracle Fusion Middleware EMEA Partner Community Forum – March 3-4

Encourage your partners to register for the Oracle Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forum that will be held in in Budapest on March 3 & 4, with hands-on training on March 5 & 6. Partners will learn how to sell the value of Fusion Middleware by combining SOA, BPM, WebLogic and ADF & MAF. Attendees will also have the chance to meet with Oracle SOA, BPM, WebLogic and ADF Product Management, and exchange knowledge and have access to competitive intelligence.

FREE Vouchers to Upgrade your SPARC & Solaris Certifications

OPN supports partners with an exclusive number of free vouchers to upgrade their Oracle Solaris or SPARC Server certification. Eligible partners should be certified in: Oracle Solaris 10; SPARC Enterprise Entry-Level and Midrange M-Series Servers; SPARC Enterprise High-End M-Series Servers. Encourage partners to request these limited supply vouchers for up to two different exams via the SPARC & Solaris Enablement Voucher Request Form.

Tuesday Dec 09, 2014

Get Certified and Receive a 90-day Free Trial of Oracle Learning Streams

Newly certified partners will now be eligible for a 90-day free trial of Oracle Learning Streams!  Oracle Learning Streams provides access to fresh, continuously updated video learning direct from Oracle experts, and can be viewed at any time during the trial. The 90-day trial begins once a candidate becomes certified at the Professional, Expert, Master or Specialist level. This new Oracle Certification benefit includes live webinars on the hottest topics, discussions with experts for live Q&A sessions and ongoing learning support. Check the Oracle University blog for more information on Oracle Learning Streams.

Encourage your Partners to Bookmark the OPN News Blog

The OPN News Blog is a valuable, external-facing resource that houses information for partners on Oracle product announcements, upcoming events, webinars, boot camps and more. Ensure your partners are aware of this resource and bookmark it for easy reference.

NEW! ZS4-4 Storage System

The ZFS ZS4-4 Storage System provides the industry’s only Database 12c container-level visibility and over 30GB/s of DRAM-fueled throughput for faster time to actionable intelligence. See the OPN Knowledge Zone and OPN Hardware Technical Resource Center (HWTRC) for all of the NEW technical & sales resources.

Specialization Scheduled to Become Non-qualifying: RAC 11g

RAC 11g Specialization is scheduled to become non-qualifying on November 6, 2015. You can start working on the next level of certification (RAC 12c) to keep your credentials up to date. Planning in advance will save time for the last minute rush!

Wednesday Dec 03, 2014

New ZFS Videos

Oracle announces the availability of Oracle Server X5-2 and Oracle Server X5-2L

Oracle announced the new Oracle Server X5-2 and Oracle Server X5-2L, based on the latest processors from the Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 processor family, also known as the Intel Haswell-EP processors. At the same time, Oracle has announced support for high bandwidth NVM Express (NVMe) flash drives on both new servers. These servers are available immediately for quoting, ordering and shipping. 

For More Information:
Oracle x86 family Oracle.com page
Oracle x86 family OTN page

Announcing the Oracle ZFS Storage ZS4-4, OS8.3 Software

Oracle Storage is pleased to announce the 4th generation high-end ZFS Storage Appliance and OS8.3, delivering 50% more processing power and memory and 2x better performance than it's predecessor (ZS3-4).  These systems are available immediately for quoting, ordering and shipping.  Find Press Release Here

For More Information:
Oracle ZFS Storage Oracle.com page
Oracle ZFS Storage OTN page




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