Thursday Aug 30, 2012

New Enhancements on Oracle Partner Store!

We are pleased to announce the addition of 4 and 5 years of support at point of initial sale on Oracle Partner Store! Our partners can now select up to 5 years of support on their carts for both hardware and software products. To read the full announcement, click here.


Don't Miss OPN Exchange @ OpenWorld: Register NOW!

Don't miss the opportunity to register to OPN Exchange @ OpenWorld at Early Bird pricing : $ 595. The promotion will end September 7th.

OPN Exchange is the only pass that gives you access to more than 40 Partner dedicated sessions, held Monday-Thursday, to OPN Lounge and OPN Test Fest.

If you have registered with Full Conference pass, here is what you can do to add OPN Exchange to your registration: Go to My Account and add (add-on section) the OPN Exchange pass for $ 100.

If you have registered for a Discover Pass: contact the registration team and ask for the upgrade at Tel: +1.650.226.0812 (International) Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Pacific time) or Email: OpenWorldReg@gpj.com.

REGISTER NOW! Oracle Hardware Sales Training: Hardware and Software - Engineered to Be Sold Together

You can now register for Oracle’s EMEA Hardware Sales Training Roadshow: "Hardware and Software - Engineered to be Sold Together!"

The objective of this one-day, face-to-face, free of charge training session is to share with you and your Oracle peers the latest information on Oracle’s products and solutions and to ensure that you are fully equipped to position and sell Oracle’s integrated stack.

Please find agenda, schedule, details and registration information here.
The EMEA Hardware Sales Training Roadshow is intended for Oracle Partners and Oracle Sales working together. Limited seats are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, so kindly register as early as possible to reserve your seat.

Tuesday Aug 28, 2012

OPN Exchange Test Fest - Specialization for FREE! at Oracle OpenWorld

Registered partners can take advantage of Test Fest during the conference to earn an Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialist certification. Check the list of current exams and study materials now available, and make sure partners preregister soon to reserve a seat in one of the 10 sessions being offered at Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld—free to registered attendees.

Further details are available here.

Oracle OpenWorld - OPN Exchange Early Bird Registration

OPN Exchange - Early-Bird Registration Period extended till 7. September!! Click here for details

Take advantage of the extension and promote to your partners

Monday Aug 27, 2012

On Demand Membership & Specialization Certificates

Did you know that partners can download OPN Membership Level certificates, as well as Specialization and Oracle Exastack program certificates as they need them? Invite partners to click here to access “My Company Certificates.” They can use their certificates to promote their company’s achievements to customers and prospects.

New: StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library Guided Learning Paths

Now Available – The StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library Guided Learning Paths (GLPs). In order to apply to distribute the StorageTek SL150, partners must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Gold, Platinum or Diamond member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork in good standing with a valid OPN Agreement.
  • Have confirmed acceptance from Oracle into the StorageTek Tape Storage Knowledge Zone.
  • Have a valid Full Use Distribution Agreement (FUDA) v041610 or later with Oracle, be in the process of applying for one, or have a valid addendum to your existing Full Use Distribution Agreement with current hardware terms.
  • Have met the resale competency criteria (GLPs): a.) StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library Sales Specialist (2 completed) b.) StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library PreSales Specialist (1 completed).

Hardware from Oracle, Pricing for Education (HOPE) Program: New version now available!

Check the EMEA VAD Resource Center for a description of the products and discounts offered to you and to find links to more detailed information.

Monday Aug 20, 2012

Oracle Hardware Virtual Tour now available on Apple Store

The whole Oracle Hardware portfolio is now featured in an application that you can download from Apple Store to install on iPhones and iPads. It provides a fast and easy way of showing the features of Oracle Hardware with a 3D demo tour. No configuration needed. Access the application on iTunes.

Oracle VM 3.X Specialization

Partners can apply now for Oracle VM 3.x Specialization. The Specialize tab on the Oracle Server Virtualization Knowledge Zone is currently active. Please check the Business and Competency Criteria to find out what are the requirements in order to become an Oracle VM 3.x Specialist.

Oracle OpenWorld - OPN Exchange Early Bird Registration

Register for Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld. Early bird registration will end August 24th!

Tuesday Aug 14, 2012

New & Updated Marketing Kits Available

Invite your partners to check out the new and updated Marketing Kits designed to help partners generate sales around Oracle's solutions:

StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library

The latest addition to Oracle’s Tape Storage Portfolio, the StorageTek SL150 modular tape library is an entry-level scalable tape library designed for growing small to midsized companies. Built from Oracle software and StorageTek library technology, it delivers an industry-leading combination of ease of use and scalability setting a new standard for entry tape automation. Uniquely, partners have the opportunity to sell this product with their own support service offerings. For further details on the product and how to gain resell & support rights please refer to the links below.

Please note these documents can only be accessed & are for the attention of valid OPN Portal account holders. Instructions here on how to create an account.


SL150 Product Overview
http://www.oracle.com/partners/secure/campaign/resources/sl150-product-overview-1728725.pdf

Partner Support Options With the StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library

http://www.oracle.com/partners/secure/campaign/resources/storagetek-sl150-support-1727713.pdf

FAQ - Partner Support Options With the StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library
http://www.oracle.com/partners/secure/campaign/resources/sl150-faq-1728799.pdf

Oracle IT Storage on Sun ZFS Storage Appliance Surpasses the 100PB Mark

  • Oracle IT reaches 103PB of crucial Oracle "IT storage on Sun ZFS Storage Appliances in an on-going storage upgrade program to replace NetApp and EMC storage.

  • Oracle Customer IT and On Demand "cloud" alone is able to deliver ~3.2 billion business critical database transactions per hour, Oracle IT realized 3:1 consolidation of existing NAS platforms, and 12x faster in compute farm workload benchmarks using industry-leading performance and efficiency of ZFSSA.

  • Today, prospective customers can have confidence in the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance for their Tier 1 Enterprise storage environments.

For more details on how Oracle IT  Reaps the Benefits of Storage Modernization please download the following whitepaper:

http://www.oracle.com/us/products/servers-storage/storage/oracle-storage-modernization-1661034.pdf

Distribution Rights Update : Exadata and Exalogic Criteria Change

Oracle modified the criteria for obtaining Distribution Rights for Oracle Exadata Database Machine Knowledge Zone products and for Exalogic Elastic Cloud Knowledge Zone products. Partners will no longer be required to be specialized in these products or in their underlying product sets in order to attain Distribution Rights. There are competency criteria that partners must meet, and partners must apply for the respective Distribution Rights. Please note there are no changes to the criteria to become Exadata or Exalogic Specialized. Review the criteria available on the ‘sell’ tab of the Oracle Exadata Database Machine Knowledge Zone and the Exalogic Elastic Cloud Knowledge Zone.
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