Monday Nov 26, 2012

Missed The Last Live Partnercast On Engineered Systems? Replays Are Now Available

Update in Certification Exam Score Report Access Process Now Live!

Exam results will no longer be available at the test center, or on the Pearson VUE website. Candidates will receive an email from Oracle within 30 minutes of completing the exam to let them know that their exam results are available on CertView. Candidates must have an Oracle Web Account to access CertView. This new process applies to exam results for all Oracle Certification exams - proctored and non-proctored as well beta exams. Learn more here.

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:

eStep Newsletter November 2012

The last issue of the newsletter is available here.

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.

OPN Specialized Activation Center

To assure all partners have convenient resources to help "jump start" their business with Oracle, we have developed the OPN Specialized Activation Center. The site includes a short video training series organized into modules that walk through the basics of the OPN program. 

Webcast: Oracle Solaris 11 – Innovations for Your Datacenter

Invite your partners to view this pre-recorded online event to learn how new advances in Oracle Solaris 11.1 can help them deliver a secure, scalable, mission-critical cloud. These three informative and practical sessions will also present the extended high-availability and disaster recovery capabilities of Oracle Solaris Cluster, Register now for the event and watch the Oracle Solaris 20th Anniversary video.

Oracle Exadata X3 Launch Webcast

Available on-demand, this webcast covers everything your partners need to know about Oracle’s next-generation database machine. They will learn how to improve performance by storing multiple databases in memory, lower power and cooling costs by 30%, and easily deploy a cloud-based database service. Exadata X3 combines massive memory and low-cost disks to deliver the highest performance at the lowest cost. Partners won’t want to miss this webcast. Invite them to watch today! View and share the replay.

Oracle Database Appliance Product Development Webinar Series – Fridays

Join Sohan DeMel, VP Product Strategy and Business Development, every Friday to hear about the latest tools and best practices designed to help you close more business with the Oracle Database Appliance. Bookmark this OPN page to add upcoming calls to your calendar, as well as playback the replays from all of our past sessions including Best Practices, Customer Wins, and Use Cases.

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.

XSIGO Product Training Now Available

Xsigo Sales and Pre-Sales training is available via iLearning for partners registered in OPN Server and Storage Systems Knowledge Zones. The recommended online training sessions provide sales training solutions that equip partners with the product knowledge, market knowledge and selling strategies to help achieve their revenue targets. Partners are invited to learn more here: Sales Training: Product Essentials For Sales - Oracle Virtual Networking Pre-Sales Training and Product Essentials For Sales Consultants - Oracle Virtual Networking.

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

eSTEP TechCast - December 2012

Join our next eSTEP TechCast will be on Thursday, 06. December 2012, 11:00 - 12:00 GMT (12:00 - 13:00 CET; 15:00 - 16:00 GST)

Title: Innovations with Oracle Solaris Cluster 4

In this webcast we will focus at the integration of the cluster software with the IPS packaging system of Solaris 11, which makes installing and updating the software much easier and much more reliable, especially with virtualization technologies involved. Our webcast will also reflect new versions of Oracle Solaris Cluster if they will be announced in the meantime.

Call Info:

Call-in-toll-free number: 08006948154 (United Kingdom)
Call-in-toll-free number: +44-2081181001 (United Kingdom)

Show global numbers

Conference Code: 803 594 3
Security Passcode: 9876

Webex Info (
Oracle Web Conference)
Meeting Number: 255 760 510
Meeting Password: tech2011

Playback / Recording / Archive:
The webcasts will be recorded and will be available shortly after the event in the eSTEP portal under the Events tab, where you could find also material from already delivered eSTEP TechCasts. Use your email-adress and PIN: eSTEP_2011 to get access. 

Partner Deal Registration has Officially Moved to the Oracle Partner Store

Effective November 19th, the Oracle Partner Store (OPS) now enables partners to easily register opportunities with Oracle.



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