Monday Mar 25, 2013

Don't Miss The Next Live OPN Partnercast On SPARC Servers Update

Visit the Partner Portal on March 27th at 10:00 AM PT for a Live PartnerCast focused on Oracle SPARC Servers. Topics include SPARC Servers Partner Benefits and Background with Ravi Pendekanti, Virtualization on SPARC with Wim Coekaerts, SPARC Servers Services and Specializations with Nick Kritikos, and hosted by Judson Althoff, Senior Vice President of Worldwide A&C and Embedded Sales.

VAR Training:Save The Date! Learn About The New SPARC Servers - March 28

Invite your partners to SAVE THE DATE for the live WebEx Training to learn about the NEW SPARC Servers with the World’s Fastest Microprocessor. Presenting: Bud Koch, Sr. Principal Marketing Director and Randy Batterson, Channel Go To Market Director. Learn more here

Wednesday Mar 13, 2013

EMEA VAD Systems Sales Webcast On Next Generation SPARC Systems - MARCH 18th, 9am UKT - 10am CET

To celebrate the SPARC architecture 25th birthday, and the Solaris operating system 20th birthday, Oracle will expand its line of SPARC/Solaris products in the very near future. The Next Generation SPARC products will extend, expand and augment both the T-Series and the M-Series servers families, making them an even richer offering. These new systems represent a major milestone, not only for Oracle but also for you and your partners, and will set new standards in the IT industry.

To give you more information, a sales webcast, dedicated to EMEA VADs, has been set up on MARCH 18th AT 9AM UKT (10AM CET): you are invited to join us and learn about all the details of the new systems.

Register NOW!

Friday Jan 25, 2013

Dedicated to EMEA VADs: Sales Training on the Next-Generation SPARC Systems

The SPARC architecture has successfully completed its 25 years: as a birthday gift for the SPARC architecture (25 years) and the successful completion of Solaris operating system's 20 years, Oracle is organizing a face to face, free of charge System Sales Training on Next Generation SPARC Systems dedicated to our EMEA VADs, on February 14, 2013 in Reading, UK.

To learn more, visit the VAD Resource Center here.

Wednesday Jan 16, 2013

Excellent Blog by Forrester on SPARC Solaris

SPARC/Solaris customers are looking at a predictable long-term future of improved and very competitive performance and price-performance scaling for Oracle hardware.

Read the full story here.

Monday Dec 10, 2012

Increase Performance and Agility with Oracle’s New Data Center Fabric Solutions

Join this Webcas on  Tues., December 11, 2012 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET and hear from S.K. Vinod, Senior Director of Product Management, Oracle Virtual Networking products. He’ll show you how the fast, simple, and agile architecture of Oracle Fabric Interconnect provides dynamic network and storage connectivity to thousands of servers. You will see how to use Oracle Software Defined Network (SDN) to connect any resource on the data center fabric quickly—without incurring downtime or requiring network reconfiguration.

With Oracle Virtual Networking products, you can:

  • Streamline your data center connectivity
  • Reduce complexity by 70%
  • Cut infrastructure expenses by up to 50%
  • Increase application performance up to 30x
  • Provision new services and reconfigure resources in minutes 
  • Simplify deployments with wire-once infrastructure 

During the Webcast, you’ll also have the opportunity to chat directly with Oracle experts.

Visit OPN's Server & Storage Systems Knowledge Zones anytime to learn about partner engagement, training, resources, and replays of other webcasts to jump start business.  You can also email us your questions.

Unable to attend live? Register anyway – we'll send you the on-demand link to the Webcast!

Thursday Dec 06, 2012

NEW EMEA Hardware Partner Community

We are delighted to announce the availability of the EMEA HW partner community. The EMEA Partner Community for Hardware is the place where partners in Europe, Middle East and Africa can share experiences and best practices about selling and implementing Servers, Storage and Solaris based projects. You will also receive first-hand information from Oracle on products, training and tools that can help you better market, sell and implement your projects and services based on Oracle Hardware. If you are an individual  working for an Oracle partner or distributor and your job is selling, implementing or supporting Oracle Servers, Storage and Solaris projects in EMEA then this community is for you. For further information on the EMEA HW partner community and instructions on how to become member please visit:

Monday Nov 26, 2012

Frequently Asked Questions - Oracle Xsigo Products

Oracle-Xsigo products provide dynamic, virtualized connectivity from any server to any storage or networking device in the data center all over a converged, high-performance physical infrastructure. To learn more, click here for responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Oracle-Xsigo products.

Listen To The Oracle Xsigo Webcast Replays

For product strategy, sales plays, steps to resell, sales benefits and resources listen to the webcast replays:

Tuesday Nov 20, 2012

REMINDER : SPARC T4 Servers and ZFS Storage Appliance Demo Equipment Purchase Opportunity

Please mark your calendars for the SPARC T4 Servers and ZFS Storage Appliance Demo Program webcast on November 22nd at 12 noon GMT/ 1pm CET and learn how you can take the maximum advantage from this unique opportunity.

The objective of this call is to share value, details, guidelines and rules of this demo program with you.

Go on the EMEA VAD Resource Center to find more info and the details to access the webcast.

Oracle Virtual Networking Partner Sales Playbook Now Available

Oracle Virtual Networking Partner Sales Playbook now available to partners registered in OPN Server and Storage Systems Knowledge Zones. Equips you to sell, identify and qualify opportunities, pursue specific sales plays, and deliver competitive differentiation. Find out where you should plan to focus your resources, and how to broaden your offerings by leveraging the OPN Specialized enablement available to your organization. Playbook is accessible to member partners through the following Knowledge Zones: Sun x86 Servers, Sun Blade Servers, SPARC T-Series Servers, SPARC Enterprise High-End M-Series Servers, SPARC Enterprise Entry-Level and Midrange M-Series Servers, Oracle Desktop Virtualization, NAS Storage, SAN Storage, Sun Flash Storage, StorageTek Tape Storage.

Discover 25 Years of SPARC Innovation

Sparc at 25: past, present and future

Over the last 25 years SPARC technology has led the field in enterprise IT innovation – providing world record performance to data centers across the globe.

Discover how the history of SPARC has formed the IT landscape of today, and how upcoming improvements to this industry-leading technology will continue to shape the future.

Register Now to hear the story of SPARC from the people who shaped the past, present, and future of this remarkable technology

Monday Nov 12, 2012

Oracle - Xsigo Webcasts coming soon

Join us as we provide insight into the overall Oracle-Xsigo product strategy and primary sales plays. We will also discuss sales benefits available through Oracle’s partner program, as well as next steps to get partners ready to resell through OPN. Please make note of our webcasts:
  • November 13 at 3 pm GMT - 4 pm CET  - Xsigo Systems VAD Update Webcast: Understanding the Xsigo Channel Model & Product Strategies . Register here.
  • November 15 at 3 pm GMT - 4 pm CET - Xsigo Systems OPN Partner Update Webcast: Get Ready to Sell Xsigo Systems Products with Oracle. Register here.

Xsigo Sales Kit Now Available on OPN

Oracle Networking Technologies Sales Kit contains a series of presentations, datasheets, white papers and other resources to equip partners to sell. Members of any Server and Storage Knowledge Zones, access the Sales Kit here



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