Wednesday Feb 27, 2013

EMEA Pillar Axiom 600 Demo Equipment Purchase Initiative

Oracle is pleased to announce that, for a limited time, Oracle VADs in EMEA may purchase special Pillar Axiom 600 configurations for demonstration purposes at a significantly reduced price.

Submit your order today for these special Pillar Axiom 600 configurations and you can start showcasing these products in partner demonstrations and proof-of-concepts. VADs may also sell demo units to their VARs for their own demonstration purposes. The offer also allows VADs and VARs to sell the demo configuration after a six month demonstration period. Why wait? Order today!

Rules and Guidelines:

  • Only authorized VADs are allowed to purchase the special Pillar Axiom configurations.
  • Purchase time frame is from now until May 31, 2013.
  • Only the predetermined configurations are approved for purchase at the prescribed discounts. Other configurations require GMDT approval.
  • Supply is allocated per region and it’s limited.
  • Order MUST be placed via the Oracle Partner Store* (OPS) where applicable.
  • If reselling to a VAR, VAD must include the Partner Demonstration Hardware Terms with the order (online via OPS or with offline VAD Ordering Document).

For more information visit the Demo Equipment Purchase Program section on the VAD Resource Center

*Ordering documentation is available on the VAD Resource Center.

Monday Feb 25, 2013

NEW On-Demand Webcast: DataCenter Storage Trends for 2013 with IDC

Check out this important On-Demand Webcast, “Data Center Storage Trends for 2013,” where we'll look at new and emerging technologies that will help you stay ahead of those ever-increasing challenges.

Topics include:

· Top trends you can expect to see in the storage market in 2013
· New ways to optimize your IT infrastructure for performance and efficiency
· Oracle’s position in the market to help you with our complete and fully integrated storage portfolio

Webcast: Oracle Database Appliance Pre-Launch Briefing for VARs and SIs- March 4 AT 4 PM CET

Oracle will soon be launching its next-generation Oracle Database Appliance. Join us for this webcast on March 4th at 4 pm CET to learn about the new Oracle Database Appliance and its hardware refresh update, positioning, and the Oracle Database Appliance DEP Initiative. 

Friday Feb 22, 2013

eSTEP TechCast - March 7th, 2013

The next eSTEP TechCast is scheduled on Thursday 7th March. See below the details:

Date and time:
Thursday, 07. March 2013, 11:00 - 12:00 GMT (12:00 - 13:00 CET; 15:00 - 16:00 GST)

Title: Oracle VM for SPARC Intro and I/O Best practices

This session will provide a short introduction into the basic concepts of LDoms and give some guidance on how to configure network and disk IO, depending on deployment requirements. It is intended for those new to LDoms, or those needing a memory refresh after a lengthy LDom absense.

Target audience: Tech Presales

Call Info:
Call-in-toll-free number: 08006948154 (United Kingdom)
Call-in-toll-free number: +44-2081181001 (United Kingdom)
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Conference Code: 803 594 3
Security Passcode: 9876

Webex Info (
Oracle Web Conference)
Meeting Number: 596 562 751
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. Feel free to have a look.
We are happy to get your comments and feedback.

Monday Feb 18, 2013

New Enhancements for the OPN Competency Center

The newest OPN Competency Center (OPN CC) enhancements are now available. We’ve made valuable updates to the Training Manager, notifications, the Specialization Tracker and Resell Competency Tracker, and the Specialization Status Page. To view the complete list of the enhancements included in this release click here

Monday Feb 11, 2013

Oracle Networking Technologies Sales Kit: Xsigo Data Center Fabric

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New: ZFS Backup For Oracle Engineered Systems Expert Center

Check out the NEW Storage Expert Center with:

  • Dynamic, multi-offer “resource center” on topic
  • NEW Top Ten Reasons exec brief
  • NEW product overview video with Phil Bullinger
  • NEW self running “slide show”
  • Supplement with existing materials (webcast, podcast, customer stories, etc.)
  • Eblast sent to all product ownership  of Engineered Systems
An Evite is now available for sales to leverage.

New: ZFS Storage Appliance Overview Videos Available

The Virtualized Oracle Database Appliance Overview

Please take a look at this January 25, 2013 "Virtualized Oracle Database Appliance Overview" presentation and webcast replay to learn about Oracle Virtual Machine (VM) support on the Oracle Database Appliance, as well as the unique benefits of Oracle VM on Oracle’s Database Appliance.

New OPN Specialization: Oracle Linux 6

The Oracle Linux 6 Specialization recognizes partner organizations that are proficient in selling, implementing and/or developing solutions based on Oracle Linux 6. Oracle Linux 6 combined with Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel brings the latest Linux innovations to market, delivering extreme performance, advanced scalability, and reliability for enterprise applications. Oracle partners who achieve this Specialization are differentiated in the marketplace through proven expertise in Oracle Linux 6. Check out the Oracle Linux Partner Knowledge Zone for more details.

Friday Feb 08, 2013

eSTEP TechCast - "Oracle Database Appliance Refresh" Material Available

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.


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.

Friday Feb 01, 2013

Systems Sales Training for EMEA Partners - Next Generation SPARC Systems

Oracle will expand its line of SPARC/Solaris products in the near future. This next generation SPARC products will extend, expand and augment both the T-Series and the M-Series servers families, making them an even richer offering for Oracle partners.

A face to face, free of charge sales training roadshow, dedicated to EMEA partners, has been set up: invite your partners to join us and learn about all the details of the new systems. More details on agenda, dates/locations and to register can be found here.




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