Wednesday Jan 30, 2013

Oracle SL150 - Commvault Simpana Data Protection Promotion Webcast - February 6th, 2013 at 11:00 am CET/10:00 am GMT

Invite your partners to join us for a webcast on "Oracle SL150 - Commvault Simpana Data Protection Promotion" on Wednesday February 6th at 11:00 am CET/10:00 am GMT. This one hour webcast is a good learning opportunity to learn about a joint Oracle & Commvault data protection promotion for the SMB market.

The combination of Oracle’s SL50 Modular Tape Library and the CommVault Simpana software brings together two industry leaders and creates one of the best and most flexible data protection solutions with one of the lowest TCOs on the market.

To register to the webcast, see here.

Oracle Database Appliance Now Supports Oracle Virtual Machine

The Oracle Database Appliance was introduced last year and has seen a tremendous amount of success with customers. The Oracle Database Appliance now supports OVM, enabling applications to co-exist and run with their database, all on the same physical appliance. Learn more from the January 24th RAC SIG webinar playback here.

Share The Oracle Database Appliance Simplicity And Savings Story

A recent study comparing Oracle Database Appliance and Microsoft SQL Server found that the Oracle Database Appliance can save companies more than 2,000 hours in deployment, maintenance, and support. Share this important story with your customers today! Direct customers to the study and an infographic for more details on why the Oracle Database Appliance is the ideal solution for midsize businesses. Go to the study and infographic.

Friday Jan 25, 2013

Dedicated to EMEA VADs: Sales Training on the Next-Generation SPARC Systems

The SPARC architecture has successfully completed its 25 years: as a birthday gift for the SPARC architecture (25 years) and the successful completion of Solaris operating system's 20 years, Oracle is organizing a face to face, free of charge System Sales Training on Next Generation SPARC Systems dedicated to our EMEA VADs, on February 14, 2013 in Reading, UK.

To learn more, visit the VAD Resource Center here.

eSTEP TechCast - Oracle Database Appliance Refresh - February 7th

Join the the Techcast on Thursday, 07. February 2013, 11:00 - 12:00 GMT (12:00 - 13:00 CET; 15:00 - 16:00 GST)

Simple. Reliable. Affordable.
The Oracle Database Appliance is a new way to take advantage of the world's most popular database—Oracle Database 11g—in a single, easy-to-deploy and manage system. It's a complete package of software, server, storage, and networking that's engineered for simplicity.

In this webinar we will give you a short review of the architecture of the Oracle Database Appliance and positioning of the product in customer projects. We will talk about the new enhancements that the Oracle Database Appliance has got since the last release, for example SAP certification, focus on the new virtualization functionality and what it means for your customer.

Details on how to connect can be found here.

Wednesday Jan 23, 2013

Oracle VM 3.2 Now Available

Oracle announced the general availability of Oracle VM Release 3.2, a key component in Oracle’s desktop to data center virtualization portfolio, providing greater operational efficiency with improved ease-of-use, and more automated processes including full command-line support.
Oracle VM Manager now offers unified virtualization management for Oracle SPARC T-Series Servers running Oracle VM Server for SPARC as well as x86-based servers running Oracle VM Server for x86.

Monday Jan 21, 2013

Use The Oracle Trademark In Your Google AdWords Campaigns

Oracle Corporation authorizes the use of the 'Oracle' trademark for Google Adwords as a benefit to OPN members at the Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond levels only. This protection of the Oracle trademark is to benefit partners by ensuring that only authorized Oracle PartnerNetwork members can place Google ads that contain the Oracle trademark. In turn, this will make the ads of Oracle partners more visible, relevant and effective than those of non-OPN members. Check it out today!

Invite Partners To Expand Their Presence And Start Posting Their Events On Oracles Online Event Calendar

We know your partners work hard to generate valuable and cutting-edge content for their customers, so let Oracle help them reach their target customer base and offer them greater exposure than ever before. The Specialized Partner-Led Event Publishing Service is a way to spread awareness about their upcoming in-person or webcast events by publishing them on the site. This platform houses more than 300 exciting events monthly. With over 23,000 unique visitors using our site per month, what better way to promote your partners events and name than through Best of all, this service is readily available to your partner as an OPN Specialized Partner.

SL150 Wins 2012 Technology Award

Oracle's StorageTek SL150 was chosen as the Best Business Storage at the recent V3 Technology Awards event in London on November 30th. The competing field was tough with over 300 entries from more than 100 companies taking part in the event. Read the follow-up article.

Friday Jan 18, 2013

eSTEP TechCast - January 2013 Material available

Thanks to those who attended our TechCast on "Introducing Network Virtualization with,Oracle Virtual Networking".

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.


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

Wednesday Jan 16, 2013

Excellent Blog by Forrester on SPARC Solaris

SPARC/Solaris customers are looking at a predictable long-term future of improved and very competitive performance and price-performance scaling for Oracle hardware.

Read the full story here.

Monday Jan 14, 2013

New to OPN Solutions Catalog: Search Partners by Resale Rights

With the latest release of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Solutions Catalog, OPN member profiles now include product resale rights. This designation is available to all partners who have a valid distribution agreement. Another new feature allows your company and its solutions to be searched regionally, down to the city level.

Additionally, we've made it mandatory for all partners to complete the "Industry" field for each of their solutions. This provides you with additional visibility to our customers, prospects and sales reps who search for solutions via industry in the Solutions Catalog.


Get a competitive edge on your competition. Maximize your presence on the OPN Solutions Catalog by:


Date Time Web Conference Details * Audio Details *
January 29 9am PT
Session Number: 591 771 355
Password: Session123
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Conference ID: 88634790

Operator Assisted Toll-Free US/Canada Dial-In Number: (877) 376-9047

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Thursday Jan 10, 2013

Data Center Storage Trends for 2013 Webcast

Our next Storage webcast, Data Center Storage Trends for 2013, will be held on Jan 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET. This event will also be archived and available on-demand starting Jan 24, 2013. The webcast will be hosted by Ravi Pendekanti, Vice President of Product Marketing, and will also feature IDC’s Laura DuBois, Vice President of the Storage Practice as a guest speaker. Laura and Ravi will discuss some of the top data center storage trends for 2013, including the emergence of big data, private cloud build-out, and integrated systems. Plus, they’ll talk about how Oracle optimized storage can help customers take advantage of these trends.

Registration link:

Monday Jan 07, 2013

Webcast: Innovations in Products - Program - January 14th, 2013 at 04:00 PM CET (03:00 PM GMT)

Join the Innovations in Products - webcast. Innovations in Products will present Oracle Product's new functions and features including sales positioning. The key objectives of these webcasts are to inspire Partner's personnel to conduct successful sales, after sales and delivery at their Customer. Moreover, we aim to inspire you to conduct further Product Training and Certifications. And finally we'll provide you a chance to join Ecosystem's Product specific Community to learn and to contribute. To register and read the full announcement, click here




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