Friday Jan 23, 2015

The Next Generation of Oracle Engineered Systems: X5 - Webcast Replay

If you missed the announcement, click here to access the live session replay

Thursday Jan 22, 2015

Announcing Oracle SuperCluster with Exadata X5 Storage Launch

Oracle announces Oracle SuperCluster with the new Exadata X5 Storage Server Extreme Flash and High Capacity options bringing lower cost savings and extreme performance to your customers.

For More Information:
Oracle SuperCluster
Oracle SuperCluster OTN

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: 27th January 2015
Milan, Italy: 29th January 2015
Colombes, France: 3rd February 2015
Vilvoorde, Belgium: 4th February 2015
Dusseldorf, Germany: 5th February 2015
Utrecht, Netherlands: 6th February 2015
London, UK: 9th 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.

Wednesday Jan 21, 2015

Oracle Cloud Integration Combos Webcast for Oracle EMEA Partners Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 13:00 UK / 14:00 CET

Join the webcast on Monday 26th. Click here for details on how to join.

Monday Jan 19, 2015

New Marketing Kit for Oracle FS1

The new marketing kit Oracle FS1 : Maximize Flash performance and Economics is now available on the OPN portal

New Benefit for Platinum and Diamond Partners – Oracle Validated Integration

Platinum and Diamond partners can save $2,000 and $3,000, respectively, on program fees for Oracle Validated Integration, OPN’s “go-to-market” program for partners with solutions that extend Oracle Applications. View the program brochure and OPN Benefits Table for more information.

Oracle Advanced Reseller – New Program Available

When the top sports teams play, we watch.  When renowned scientists make new discoveries, we listen.  When Oracle resellers drive revenue and align their business with Oracle's strategic imperatives, we pay attention.

Oracle recently launched the Oracle Advanced Reseller program designed to recognize and reward these top resellers. Oracle Advanced Resellers have proven local expertise, meeting stringent criteria that are valued by customers and recognized by Oracle.  These strategic OPN members can leverage a new Oracle Advanced Reseller logo. Additionally, they receive priority access to benefits, including local business engagement, access to demonstration environments and equipment, visibility both within Oracle and externally through the Solutions Catalog, and eligibility to participate in a number of local and global reseller programs.

Top performers deserve recognition for their efforts. Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) members that resell multiple products and meet the rigorous Oracle Advanced Reseller requirements are encouraged to apply for this distinctive designation.

For more information, review the Oracle Advanced Reseller Overview or go to > Partner with Oracle > Get Started > Get Differentiated > Advanced Reseller.


Oracle Advanced Reseller Overview
Oracle Advanced Reseller Criteria
Oracle Advanced Reseller Benefits

Join the Cloud Platform Online Forum – January 28

Join Oracle and IDC as they kick off the Cloud Platform Online Forum on January 28 at 10:00am PT with a keynote led by IDC analyst Robert Mahowald. Learn how to rapidly build, deploy, manage, and secure rich applications while using an integrated cloud platform built on the industry’s #1 Database and Application Server. Register to attend this live online event according to your specialty or line of business: architect, DBA, IT manager, developer, or applications IT.

Database 11g Scheduled to Become Non-Qualifying

Inform your partners that Database 11g is scheduled to become non-qualifying beginning May 1. Are your partners planning accordingly to migrate towards the new version of Database 12c. Review Database 12c criteria and start working towards it now.

Larry Ellison on the Next Generation of Oracle Engineered Systems – January 21

What happens when extreme performance meets extreme savings? Encourage your partners to find out on January 21 as Larry Ellison unveils the datacenter of the future. Partners can register here and join the conversation by using #datacenter in tweets and posts.

Tuesday Jan 13, 2015

New Marketing Kit for MySQL

With more than 15 million active installs, MySQL Enterprise is the leading open source database solution behind many of today’s Web applications. Five of the five top websites are powered by MySQL – even Twitter, Facebook and eBay rely on the scalability and cost-effective nature of MySQL. Download this new marketing kit and learn why MySQL is the best choice for web and cloud applications.

Gain Early Access to Revolutionary Software in Silicon Technology

Software in Silicon Cloud is a new revolutionary technology with security, database and increased capacity benefits. ISV partners and enterprise developers can request early access to Software in Silicon by watching this short video. A live webinar is also being offered by ISV Engineering on January 21 at 8am PST. Encourage your partners to attend to learn how to use the new Software in Silicon Cloud to dramatically improve reliability and security and accelerate application performance. Register today!

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.



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