Wednesday May 29, 2013

Invitation to Partner Webcast The Next Generation of Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine

Join this live webcast on June 12th, 16:00 UKT-17:00 CET,  and learn what's new with the Exalytics In-Memory Machine.

Praveen Deshpande, Principal Product Manager, will discuss recent software updates, licensing, and the Flash upgrade kit; and how you can help your customers achieve extreme performance in the Business Intelligence and Enterprise Performance Management applications. You will learn how to:

  • Present Exalytics upgrade options to your customers
  • Create Exalytics opportunities in your BI/EPM install base
  • Help your customers gain competitive advantage with better analysis and planning

Webcast Details

Please note that you will need to join both the Web and Audio Conferences to attend. For details on how to connect, contact your VAD manager.

ZBA & Snap Management Utility Engineered Systems Attach Promotion

Oracle’s Engineered Systems are designed to reduce the cost and complexity of mission critical IT infrastructures whilst delivering un-paralleled  levels of productivity and performance. An effective data protection solution should be an integral part of every Engineered System implementation. To further assist our partners in positioning the ZFS Storage Appliance  as a backup platform to Engineered Systems Oracle EMEA have launched a bundle pricing promotion effective through to the end of Q1 FY14 (Aug. 31st 2013). For details please check the EMEA VAD Resource Center here.

Monday May 27, 2013

Share “The Oracle Cloud Chronicles” By Bob Evans

"As our 10-city Oracle CloudWorld rolling thunder roadshow nears its end with stops in Mexico City, London, and Munich... the time seems right to offer an overview of where Oracle stands with its cloud-computing approach." So begins Bob Evans in his new OracleVoice blog post on, summarizing Oracle's "adventures in the wild, wild world of cloud computing." Read this informative piece today, and leverage Oracle's unique cloud value proposition.

Save The Date: FY14 Oracle PartnerNetwork Kickoff — June 25, 2013 – 17:00 UKT, 18:00 CET

Join us live online for FY14 Oracle Partner Kickoff. Oracle executives will address the needs of today's IT buyer and share how to sell effectively to CTO's, CIO's, CMO's and more. Mark your calendar for June 25, 2013 at 17:00 UKT, 18:00 CET. Register Now.

Announcing Oracle General Product Support Specialization Training

Oracle is pleased to announce the availability of the new General Product Support Specialist Guided Learning Path (GLP) for Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) members. The General Product Support Specialist GLP is applicable to all Oracle products, and will provide you with a core understanding of Oracle Premier Support components, support best practices, and My Oracle Support Service Request (SR) processes.

Oracle Database Appliance- Revised Last Order Date

Read here the announcement.

New Analyst Report: ZFS Is Application Integrated Storage

Industry analyst Marc Staimer, frequent speaker and author for TechTarget , recently issued a new research report that highlights how the era of general purpose storage such as NetApp FAS and EMC VNX is coming to an end, while Application-Integrated Storage led by Oracle’s ZFS Storage Appliance is addressing the new era of application centricity. Download this new report and learn more about Application Integrated Storage today!

Thursday May 23, 2013

Monday Oracle VAD Enablement Webcasts – Engineered to Sell Together: Presentations Now Available

Presentations from the three webcasts:
  • How VAD’s can drive new revenues by helping partners moving up the Software stack from a Hardware base and compelling events for hardware partners to do this.
  • How VAD’s can help partners drive Middleware sales by understanding customer’s Apps environment.
  • How VAD’s can help partners take advantage of the massive installed base of Oracle Technology.
are now available at this link.

Wednesday May 22, 2013

Presentations From The EMEA Community Forum For Hardware Now Available!

MANY THANKS to those of you who participated in the first ever Oracle EMEA Partner Community Forum for Hardware in Vienna on 24-25 April 2013, and for providing us with your valuable feedback.

As you may recall, our main objectives for the event were to:

  • Provide you with the latest updates on Oracle’s HW business strategy and technology,
  • Provide an environment where you could meet and network with Oracle executives and one another,
  • Allow you to hear how your peers have been successful in the marketplace with Oracle solutions.
Download the Presentations

All presentations are now available for download on the community workspace here (you must be a community member to access, see below).
Please make sure you communicate the key messages within your company and to your customers as appropriate.

Subscribe as Member of the Oracle EMEA Partner Community for Hardware

If you are not yet an existing member of the community, join here to stay current on Oracle Hardware news, announcements, initiatives, and events!

Tuesday May 21, 2013

Changes to the Demo Equipment Purchase Program Process

Effective immediately, Oracle will no longer require the end customer on demo orders to have “Demo” in the name. Please follow the below process when placing demo orders.

  • VAD buying for own use = VAD will be the end customer (no demo in the name)

  • VAD reselling to a partner = partner will be the end customer (no demo in the name)

All other ordering requirements remain the same. You can locate the revised ordering instructions on the VAD Resource Center or here.

Oracle SPARC T5-­‐‑2 with Oracle Solaris 11 versus IBM Power 750 Express with AIX 7.1

The Edison Group conducted research and in-depth analysis to quantify cost differences between running Oracle and IBM. Click here to access the document.

Monday May 20, 2013

New Exam In Production–Oracle Cloud Application Foundation Essentials

Become certified in Oracle Cloud Application Foundation. The exam is now in production and the details can be found here.

Oracle SOA Suite 11G Essentials Exam Is Now In Production

Partners now have the opportunity to become specialists in Oracle SOA Suite 11g. The exam is in production and can be accessed here for more details.

Friday May 17, 2013

eSTEP TechCast - June 2013

Join our next eSTEP TechCast on Thursday 6th of June. Please see below the details for the next TechCast.

Date and time:
Thursday, 06. June 2013, 11:00 - 12:00 BST (12:00 - 13:00 CEST; 14:00 - 15:00 GST)

With Oracle-on-Oracle you get not only features and functions, which are not available on other platforms, but you may also profit from reduced Oracle licensing costs.
In this webcast we will show you, how your customers can benefit from different technologies like Capacity-on-Demand (M10-servers), Pay-as-you-grow (Oracle Database Appliance X3-2) and Oracle virtualization technologies (OVM server and Solaris Zones) to cut down software licenses costs.

Target audience: Tech Presales

Speaker: Winfried Noske / Uwe Strahlendorf

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: 591 915 130
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.

Wednesday May 15, 2013

OPS Training and Testing team

The Oracle Partner Order Automation Team (OPOAT) has implemented the OPS Testing and Training Team. This team will cater to all internal and external needs relating to OPS testing, training and documentation.

Partners/VADs can register for OPS trainings sessions held by the training team via OPS Home or our OPN page. There are also training viewlets and documentations available on the OPS training center page  




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