Monday Feb 16, 2015

Partner Enablement Update – February

The Partner Enablement Update newsletter was recently distributed. Highlights for this issue include: Free trial of Oracle Learning Streams, Oracle Field Service Cloud Service Knowledge Zone and an important Sun ZFS Storage Appliance Specialization update.

Monday Feb 09, 2015

Partner Enablement Update – February

The Partner Enablement Update newsletter was recently distributed. Highlights for this issue include: Free trial of Oracle Learning Streams, Oracle Field Service Cloud Service Knowledge Zone and an important Sun ZFS Storage Appliance Specialization update.

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: 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.

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.

Monday Oct 27, 2014

New Content Available in the Fusion Learning Center

The OPN Fusion Learning Center is a one stop shop for all your learning needs. Whether you are looking for high-level overviews, deep-dives, or specialized content, we hope that you find the site insightful and easy to use. Check out the 10 recently added replays today!

Monday Oct 13, 2014

Preview The Redesigned OPN Competency Center

We want your feedback! Get a glimpse of the redesigned OPN Competency Center before it’s live and let us know what you think. We’d also love to hear from your partners. Please share the partner communication and encourage them to provide feedback.

A New Way To Keep Your Oracle Skills Current

Oracle University has just launched a new learning subscription service for Oracle HCM Cloud and Oracle E-Business Suite called Oracle Learning Streams. This is in addition to our other available Learning Streams offerings for Oracle Database and Oracle Middleware. Preview over 200 expert-delivered training videos in each stream to get a first-hand look!

Monday Sep 08, 2014

OPN Program Training Site Redesign

To assure all OPN partners have convenient resources to help “jump start” their business with Oracle, we have re-designed the OPN Specialized Information Center. This video-based training roadmap has been designed to help our partners speed through the steps necessary to become resell authorized, access training, use marketing tools and achieve specialization.

New Oracle Database In-Memeory Sales Guided Learning Path

Check-out the new Oracle Database In-Memory Sales Guided Learning Path! The recommended online training sessions provide sales training solutions that equip your sales teams with high-level of product knowledge, market knowledge and selling strategies to achieve the revenue targets.

Monday Aug 25, 2014

New Video: 7 Tips To Jumpstart Your Partnership With Oracle

Working with partners new to Oracle PartnerNetwork? Share the following video for seven key tips for them to become a successful OPN Partner.

How To: Modernize IBM AIX/Power To Oracle Solaris/SPARC

Learn how to leverage the Modernizing IBM AIX/Power to Oracle Solaris/SPARC Program, to assist you in migrating IBM AIX/Power customers to the Oracle Solaris/SPARC platform.  Customers will find Oracle Solaris/SPARC solutions an ideal long-term platform, providing greatly significantly reduced capital and operational cost savings and greatly improved performance and productivity.

Monday May 19, 2014

eSTEP TechCast - June 2014 Solaris 11.2 Beta - What's New!

Our next eSTEP TechCast on Thursday 5th of June and would be happy if you could join. Please see below the details for the next TechCast.

Date and time:
Thursday, 05. June 2014, 11:00 - 12:00 BST (12:00 - 13:00 CEST; 14:00 - 15:00 GST)

Title: Solaris 11.2 Beta - What's New!

On April 29th, Oracle announced Solaris 11.2 beta. Intention of this webinar is to provide you with more information regarding the key features of the beta release and what the benefits are. Join us in this call and learn about independent and isolated environments with Kernel Zones, fast and agile application provisioning with Unified Archives, Cloud Management with OpenStack, IT automation with Puppet and what Solaris 11.2 can do to support your effort on compliance checking and reporting.

Click here for details on how to join the webcast.

Friday May 09, 2014

Invitation to the Partner Webcast: Oracle Mobile Security Suite 22nd May 11am CET

Join us for this 1 hour technical webinar to understand more about the Oracle Mobile solution, which will include a product demonstration as well as technical architectural presentations and discussions.


  • John Waghorne, Principal Product Manager, Fusion Middleware EMEA
  • Martin Cookson, Business Development Manager, Director for Mobility EMEA

This FREE online LIVE eSeminar will be delivered over the Web. Registrations received less than 24 hours prior to start time may not receive confirmation to attend.

Don't miss this opportunity and register today!

Register now

eSTEP TechCast - May 2014 Material Available

Thanks to those of you who attended our TechCast on "Ops Center 12.2 - Next Generation of Graphical LDOM Management"

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


The material can be found under tab
eSTEP TechCast

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

Tuesday May 06, 2014

OPN Partnercast Replay: Solving The Data Growth Problem

Miss last week's live PartnerCast on ‘Solving the Data Growth Problem’? The replays are now available! Learn how to manage the rapid influx of data through Oracle solutions, non-database tiered storage, and catch a live demo on Architecture Compression options. Watch today!



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