Friday Oct 19, 2012

eSTEP TechCast - Oracle OpenWorls Systems Update - Material available

Thanks to those of you who attended the TechCast on "Oracle OpenWorld Systems Update"

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.

URL: http://launch.oracle.com/
PIN:
eSTEP_2011

The downloads can be found under tab
Events --> TechCast.

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

Monday Oct 15, 2012

New Marketing Kits Available

New marketing kits are available on the OPN portal.

Oracle Optimized DataCenter

Oracle Storage for Oracle Database and Engineered Systems

StorageTek SL150 - New Scalable Storage Solutions for Growing Businesses

Extreme Database Performance meets Its Backup and Recovery Match with Oracle's Sun ZFS Backup Appliance

Maximize Value and Business Agility through Data Center Virtualization

Be A Content King with Oracle WebCenter Content

Engineered Systems Announcements at OOW

See below the  announcements of new Exa systems at OOW

Oracle Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machine and  Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X3-2 announcements.

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c - New tools announced at OOW

Oracle announced enhanced tools and programs for Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, including a new Enterprise Manager Extensibility Exchange, updated Oracle PartnerNetwork Enterprise Manager Knowledge Zone, and additional Enterprise Manager Extensibility Kit resources, enabling management of all software and hardware assets from a “single pane of glass,” to help partners accelerate their transformation to the public and private cloud.

Cloud Strategy for Partners Announced at OOW

Oracle made a significant announcement about its Cloud Strategy for partners: Oracle has unveiled a comprehensive new set of Oracle Cloud partner programs and enablement resources that help partners to speed time to market with new cloud-based services and solutions and deliver increased value to customers.

New Oracle PartnerNetwork Cloud offerings include an Oracle Cloud Referral Program, Oracle Cloud Specialization featuring RapidStart and Oracle Cloud Builder Specializations, Oracle Cloud Resale Program and Oracle Platform Services for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs).

Attention - OPS Downtime

 Please note OPS will be unavailable on October 27th and 28th due to scheduled maintenance.


Oracle OpenWorld Keynotes on Demand

Missed an executive keynote? Didn’t make it to Oracle OpenWorld? Click here to watch the full-length keynotes and keynote highlights.

Boot Camp Revamp: Oracle Weblogic Server 12C Implementation

The boot camp content is now tailored to help partners succeed in becoming an Oracle Weblogic 12c Certified Implementation Specialist. Visit the boot camps here and the Knowledge Zone here.

ZFS Storage Appliance on CRN

Check out the latest CRN coverage for Oracle’s ZFS Storage Appliance here. Not only a great product review performed by CRN with Oracle partner Cintra, but ZFS Storage Appliance makes the “30 Hottest Tech Releases In August” review.

Become an Oracle Solaris 11 Certified Implementation Specialist!

Click here to see some of the many options Oracle offers to help partners achieve an Oracle Solaris 11 Implementation Specialization.

Friday Oct 12, 2012

Deal Registration is Moving to the Oracle Partner Store!

In November 2012, Oracle will unveil a new partner deal registration system within Oracle Partner Store (OPS). At that time, OPS will become the single source for partners to register deals, obtain deal status, and place orders. The new deal registration system will offer several enhancements, including:

  • Simplified Registration Form
  • Easier Product Selection
  • Expanded Browser Support
  • Shared Registration Visibility Between VAD and VAR
  • Pre-set Customer Selection from Partner Ordering Base

Read more here.

Thursday Oct 11, 2012

Exadata, Exalogic and Exalytics Partner Demo Equipment Purchase Initiative

Oracle is pleased to announce that as part of the Demo Equipment Purchase Program, until December 31, 2012, Oracle VADs may purchase Exadata, Exalogic and Exalytics configurations, for their own demonstration purposes or to distribute to a partner for the partner's demonstration use, at 25% off the list price.

In addition, purchasing partners will be eligible to receive 10% of list price (excluding support) in MDF funds to support the partner's Exadata/Exalogic/Exalytics demand generation activities. New units must be used for demo purposes for a minimum of 6 months before they may be resold to an end user.


For more info, visit the VAD Resource center here.

Wednesday Oct 10, 2012

Oracle StorageTek SL150 – Now Available Resale by Silver Partners and Remarketers

Oracle is granting both Silver OPN Members and Remarketers the ability to distribute the Oracle StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library products by adding them to the 1-Click Technology for Midsize Companies Knowledge Zone.

For further info on this announcement, click here

eSTEP TechCast "Oracle OpenWorld Systems Update" on October 18th

In this special TechCast we will give you a brief update to News and Announcements of Oracle Open World 2012.
Special focus will be on Announcements around the Systems products and partner relevant News from Oracle OpenWorld.

Date & Time : Thursday, 18. October 2012, at 11:00 - 12:00 GMT (12:00 - 13:00 CET)

For further details on how to connect click here.

eSTEP Techcast "An Update on OVM Server for SPARC"

If you missed the Techcast, material is now available for you. Click here for details on how to download the material.
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