Thursday Dec 27, 2012

Cloudworld Event in Dubai (15 Jan 2012)

More than 25 million users rely on Oracle Cloud every day. Join Oracle President Mark Hurd & learn about the most comprehensive Cloud on Planet Earth at Oracle CloudWorld DUBAI 01/15 and in ONE DAY find out how Oracle can transform your organization! Register for this FREE event today!

OPN Competency Center: Profiles Now Synched With O.COM Accounts

OPN Competency Center (OPN CC) users no longer have to manually add their OPN Company IDs to their Pearson VUE and CertView profiles because we're now automatically pulling that information from their accounts. Be sure to encourage Certification candidates to create or authenticate their CertView profiles, validate their certification data in the OPN CC training history, and validate or update the alignment of their training profiles using the Profile Sync landing pad. Helpful resources include this short video showing how candidates can retrieve their exam results and this Step By Step Badging Guide.

Start To Unlock The Potential Of The Cloud

By becoming an Oracle Cloud referral partner, you will be able to expand your portfolio with Oracle Cloud services. Generate new revenue streams by referring Oracle Cloud opportunities. Partners can take advantage of Oracle's Cloud Referral program today and start to earn 10% of the guaranteed value of the referral sale, up to $50,000 USD. Subject to terms and conditions found in Oracle's OMM policy. Partners in the EMEA region are also eligible for the special referral fee promotion, see your channel manager for more information.

NEW! Solaris 11 Certification in the Cloud

This new cloud-based lab provides OPN members with access to remotely accessible environments for purposes of testing and tuning their applications on Oracle Solaris 11. Watch this one-minute demo and be sure to sign-up here!

Celebrate Oracle's SPARC 25th Anniversary

Celebrate Oracle’s SPARC 25th Anniversary with NEW Promotional Materials on OPN Marketing Kits portal. Have a look here.

Friday Dec 14, 2012

eStep Newsletter - December 2012

December issue of the eStep Newsletter is now available. Click here to access.

Thursday Dec 13, 2012

Extension of Validity of Non-standard Commercial Terms

The validity of non-standard commercial terms which were offered to an Oracle PartnerNetwork ("OPN") member between September 1, 2012 and November 30, 2012 for distributing the products and/or services listed below, to an end user customer pursuant to a valid Oracle distribution agreement, has been extended until February 28, 2013. Click here for the full communication.

Wednesday Dec 12, 2012

StorageTek SL150 wins Best Business Storage at V3 Award

Oracle won 2 awards at the V3 Technology Awards 2012 last week including Best Business Intelligence Vendor and Best Business Storage for its StorageTek SL150 modular tape library. The awards are voted on by the readers of V3.

For more coverage of the awards click here and 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!

eSTEP TechCast - December 2012 Material Available

The materials (presentation, replay) from the TechCast on "Innovations with Oracle Solaris Cluster 4" 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.


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. Any feedback is appreciated to help us improve the service and information we deliver.

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:



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