Monday Jun 30, 2014

Announcing Oracle’s ZFS Storage OS 8.2

New enhancements to Oracle’s ZFS Storage ZS3 Series provide a fast, efficient way to accelerate virtual machine (VM) deployment and monitoring, while virtually eliminating boot storms. Additionally, cloud capabilities have been extended in ZFS Storage OS 8.2 adding the OpenStack Cinder driver for simplified cloud provisioning and orchestration, and integrated RESTful management APIs to enable customers to use common methods to deploy public and private clouds and provide IT as a service. Check out the record breaking announcement in this week’s press release!

Monday Jun 09, 2014

STOP PRESS: FY15 Q1 Oracle ZS3 Contest for Partners

04 JUNE 2014

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STOP PRESS: FY15 Q1 Oracle ZS3 Contest for Partners
Share an unforgettable experience at the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan

Dear valued Partner,

Oracle ZFS Storage ApplianceWe are pleased to launch a partner contest exclusive to our partners dedicated to promoting and selling Oracle Systems!

You are essential to the success of Oracle and we want to recognize your contribution and effort in driving Oracle Storage to the market. To show our appreciation we are delighted to announce a contest, giving the winners the opportunity to attend a roundtable chaired by Senior Oracle Executives and spend an unforgettable evening at the magnificent Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, followed by a stay at the Grand Hotel et de Milan, courtesy of Oracle.

Recognition will be given to 12 partner companies (10 VARs & 2 VADs) who will be recognized for their ZFS storage booking achievement in the broad market between June 1st and July 18th 2014.

Criteria of Eligibility

  • A minimum deal value of $30k is required for qualification
  • Partners who are wholly or partially owned by a public sector organization are not eligible for participation


The winning VARs will be:

  • The highest ZS3 or ZBA bookings achievers by COB on July 18th, 2014 in each Oracle EMEA region (1)
  • The highest Oracle on Oracle (2) ZS3 or ZBA bookings achievers by COB on July 18th, 2014 in each Oracle EMEA region

The winning VADs (3) will be:

  • The highest ZS3 or ZBA bookings achiever by COB on July 18th 2014 in EMEA
  • The highest Oracle on Oracle (2) ZS3 or ZBA bookings achiever by COB on July 18th 2014 in EMEA

(1) Two VAR winners for each EMEA region – Eastern Europe & CIS, Middle East & Africa, South Europe, North Europe, UK/Ireland & Israel - as per the criteria outlined above
(2) Oracle on Oracle, in this instance, means ZS3 or ZBA storage attached to DB or DB options, Engineered Systems or Sparc servers sold to the same customer by the same partner within the contest timelines.
(3) Two VAD winners, one for each of the criteria outlined above, will be selected from across EMEA.

Oracle shall be the final arbiter in selecting the winners. All winners will be notified via their Oracle account manager. Full details about the contest, expenses covered by Oracle and timetable of events can be found on the Oracle EMEA Hardware (Servers & Storage) Partner Community workspace (FY15 Q1 ZFS Partner Contest). Access to the community workspace requires membership. If you are not a member please register here.

The Prize

PrizeWinners will be invited to participate to a roundtable chaired by Oracle on Monday September 8th 2014 in Milan and to be guests of Oracle in the evening of September 8th, 2014 at the Teatro Alla Scala. The evening will comprise of a private tour of the Scala museum, cocktail reception at the elegant museum rooms and attending the performance by the renowned Soprano, Maria Agresta. Our guests will then retire for the evening to the Grand Hotel et de Milan, courtesy of Oracle.

Good Luck!!

For more information, please contact Sasan Moaveni.


Olivier Tordo

Olivier Tordo
Senior Director - Systems Business Development
Oracle EMEA Alliances & Channels


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Tuesday May 06, 2014

New Video: Speed. Simplicity. Savings. Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance

The latest ZFS video hightlights the key advantages of ZFS vs NetApp and EMC in a high impact video format. Check it out and then be sure to send this on to your key partners.

Monday Mar 31, 2014

Live OPN Partnercast: Solving the Data Growth Problem – April 16

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 16 at 10 AM PDT to watch a live OPN PartnerCast focused on solving the data growth problems for partners’ customers. Oracle experts will be joining to discuss hot topics on Oracle Database, Oracle Exadata, and Oracle Storage. Stream it live from the Oracle PartnerNetwork homepage. Audience members will have the opportunity to submit questions, participate in polls, and share comments during the live event via Twitter by using @oraclepartners or #OPN in your tweets.

NEW DCIG Reports on Storage

Don’t miss these new reports just released from analyst firm DCIG. Making the Right Hybrid Storage Array Buying Decision: Oracle ZS3 Series Stands Out As A Hybrid Enterprise Storage Solution, and Big Data Tape Library Buyer's Guide. Both reports are loaded with great information pertaining to Oracle's ZS3 and Tape products.

Monday Feb 10, 2014

ZS3 vs. NetApp FAS6000 Systems by Wikibon - Webcast Replay

Run Oracle Database Like a Ferrari, But Save Like a Prius with Oracle Storage

Join Dave Vellante, Co-Founder and chief research officer of Wikibon and Steve Zivanic, VP, Storage Business Group at Oracle to learn how optimizing storage infrastructure and exploiting database services results in significant CAPEX and OPEX savings and lower overall TCO.

Attend the Webcast replay to learn how the combination of Oracle Database and Oracle storage helps:
  • Reduce your storage footprint by 3x-5x
  • Accelerate database queries by 5x
  • Reduce storage admin tasks by 65%

Monday Dec 09, 2013

Announcing New Pricing for StorageTek LTO 5 and LTO 6 Drives

We’re pleased to announce lower pricing for StorageTek LTO 5 and StorageTek LTO 6 tape drives for the StorageTek SL150 modular tape library. The change will increase the competitiveness of the SL150 in the entry tape market. LTO drives sold into new and existing StorageTek SL150 are now a full 50% off of existing pricing. This announcement affects both ATO and PTO drives for the StorageTek SL150 library. Base library configurations that ship with 1 drive are not affected by the pricing change.

Monday Nov 25, 2013

OPN Training Webcast: Oracle's ZFS Storage ZS3-BA (Backup Appliance)

Encourage your partners to join us on December 2, 2013 for a 1-hour pre-announcement training on Oracle’s New ZFS Storage ZS3-BA. In this session, we will cover everything from a product overview and positioning to available resources to better market and sell ZS3-BA.

Thursday Nov 07, 2013

Quantum Attack Program – Quantum Leap

Find details of Oracle’s current Tape Storage promotion for partners selling in to Quantum accounts. Visit the VAD resource centre here and take advantage of this great opportunity

Tuesday Oct 01, 2013

Oracle EMEA FY14 Q2 & Q3 Tape Storage Promotion: Quantum Leap!!

With the world’s broadest range of tape and library solutions, Oracle‘s StorageTek systems enable customers to reduce backup windows, maximize archive access, and lower their total cost of ownership.

In order to bring these benefits to a new customer base, Oracle will be announcing a specific promotion targeting the Quantum installed base, offering special pricing and trade-in to these prospects. This promotions will enable our channel partners to win new footprint and develop a strong and profitable tape business.

We would like to invite you to a one-hour dedicated webcast on October 16th, 3pm CET. The objective of this webcast is to brief you on the details of the benefits and sales tools that are available under this promotion.

Don't miss this Opportunity! Register Today!

Wednesday Sep 11, 2013

Oracle Unveils ZS3 Storage, Delivers World Record Performance and Unrivaled Efficiency for Oracle Applications

Oracle’s latest ZFS Storage Appliances, the ZS3 Series, enable customers to significantly improve operational efficiencies, reduce data center costs, and increase business application performance. Powered by an advanced cache architecture and multi-threaded SMP OS, the ZS3 Series has achieved the highest throughput, the lowest latency, and better price/performance when compared to similar NetApp, EMC, IBM, and HP systems.    For more info:

Wednesday Sep 04, 2013

ZS3 Storage System Demo Equipment Purchase Initiative

Oracle is pleased to announce that, for a limited time, Oracle VADs may purchase ZS3 Storage Systems for demonstration purposes at a significantly reduced price.

Submit your order today for a ZS3 Storage System and you can start showcasing this product in partner demonstrations and proof-of-concepts. VADs may also sell demo units to their VARs for their own demonstration purposes. The offer also allows VADs and VARs to sell the demo configuration after a six month demonstration period. Why wait? Order today!

For more information visit the Demo Equipment Purchase Program page.

Monday Sep 02, 2013

ZFS Storage Appliance Launch Sales Training – September 10, 2013

Join us for this informative session to hear about the upcoming new release of Oracle’s ZFS Storage Appliance product portfolio. In this session, you learn about all the new products and, more importantly, how to position and sell them. We’ll also cover important information pertaining to resell rights, Specialization, Sales & Marketing resources as well as Demo opportunities. Be sure to mark your calendar and join us for this must-attend ZFS Storage Appliance Launch Sales Training event!

Who should attend: VAD/VAR partners

Monday Jul 29, 2013

StorageTek SL150 and Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Training : August 6th

Join us August 6th for this informative session about the latest enhancements to the SL150 Modular Tape Library, as well as the NEW StorageTek Linear Tape File System (LTFS). In this session you’ll learn all that’s new with the SL150 Modular Tape Library, and we will discuss our newest addition to the tape portfolio, the StorageTek Linear Tape File System (LTFS) which enables you to use your tape library just like a regular disk – Go Diskless with StorageTek LTFS! So be sure to mark your calendar and join us for this must attend event!

Who should attend: VAD/VAR partners.

Presenters include: Randy Batterson, Channel Go To Market Director and Scott Allen, Senior Product Manager Tape

StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library Self Support

Check out the StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library with its best-in-class value, ease-of-use, simple scalability, and low-cost. It’s no wonder the StorageTek SL150 is an ideal backup and archive solution for growing businesses. It eliminates the need for rip and replace, as well as the associated costs of multiple libraries to accommodate data growth. And best of all, Oracle Partners can provide their own support for this product and still receive all of the benefits of the Oracle Incentive Program. Click here for more information.



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