Monday Sep 30, 2013

Oracle Linux and Oracle VM support available to order as 1-Click parts.

There is now an option to order a 1-Click part for Oracle Linux or Oracle VM support.  As such, 1-Click orders will not require a signed Oracle Linux Oracle VM Support Agreement (OLOVMSA) to be provided at the point of order. For 1-Click orders the end customer will be directed to accept the 1-Click OLOVMSA online. For additional information on the introduction of the 1-Click OLOVMSA please refer to Global VAD Resource Center and the “What’s New Section”

OPN Webcast: Oracle's StorageTek T10000D Tape Drive Channel Sales Training

Join us for this informative webcast to learn how Oracle’s NEW StorageTek T10000D Tape Drive shatters existing capacity and performance speeds, dramatically reducing the number of cartridges, slots, and library modules required to archive and retrieve data. With up to 8.5 TB of native capacity per cartridge and native data rates of 252 MB/sec, the StorageTek T10000D tape drive stores and retrieves more than 3x the data per cartridge and offers 57 percent faster native throughput than LTO-6. This will be one sales training you won’t want to miss!

Date: October 3, 2013
Time: 4:00 pm GMT/5:00pm CET
Duration: 1 hour
Conference ID: 69954770
International Dial-In Number: (706) 634-7953
Toll-Free International Dial-In Numbers
Session Number: 257 446 010
Password: Oracle123

OPN Webcast: SPARC M6-32 & Supercluster M6-32 Channel Sales Training

Join us for this informative session to hear about Oracle’s new SPARC M6-32 server and SuperCluster M6-32. In this session you’ll learn about the new products and more importantly, how to position and sell them. We will also cover important information pertaining to resell rights, Specialization and Sales & Marketing resources.

Date: October 1, 2013
Time: 4:00 pm GMT/5:00pm CET
Duration: 1 hour
Conference ID: 65587198
International Dial-In Number: (706) 634-7953
Toll-Free International Dial-In Numbers
Session Number: 258 553 738
Password: Oracle123

Thursday Sep 26, 2013

EMEA Hardware: Quarterly Partner Sales Update Roadshow - October

Oracle A&C, Partner Enablement and Hardware Teams are organizing the second series of Hardware quarterly face-to-face sales training events in this year.
In this Training, we will give you all the latest and greatest Information, Product News and Updates about Oracle Hardware, that will have been announced at Oracle OpenWorld ! Ensure to be up to date with latest Hardware sales news, products and solutions announcements, competitive positioning and sales tools by attending the Training. 

We are pleased to invite you to attend this second Oracle EMEA Hardware Quarterly Partner Sales Update Roadshow running in several cities across EMEA.

To see locations/dates and register, click here.

Wednesday Sep 25, 2013

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 - Oracle Launches Oracle Cloud Marketplace

New Global Cloud Marketplace gives Partners an opportunity to reach Oracle Customers. Read the Press Release

Tuesday Sep 24, 2013

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 - News

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 opened on September 22 – 26 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco with more than 60,000 attendees expected from over 145 countries. It's the largest and most important educational and networking event for Oracle technologists, customers, and partners. Oracle OpenWorld features education and insight into Oracle's strategy and roadmap, including insight into Oracle’s engineered systems, cloud computing, business analytics, big data and customer experience initiatives.

The show kicked off with a keynote by Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, which included the launch of the fastest and most scalable server and Engineered System – the SPARC M6-32 and Oracle SuperCluster M6-32. Oracle’s new systems dramatically redefine the price/performance equation in the high-end server market, offering customers entry-level price/performance, while maintaining extreme performance and the highest levels of availability. SPARC M6-32 servers with up to 32 terabytes of memory and up to 384 processor cores can run entire applications and databases in-memory to deliver unprecedented performance.

Additionally, Oracle has made software enhancements to its Big Data Appliance to help organizations secure data and accelerate strategic business insights. The Oracle Big Data Appliance now offers integrated enterprise security with pre-configured Kerberos authentication, LDAP based authorization, and robust centralized auditing with Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall.

Ellison's keynote also featured the launch of Oracle Database Backup Logging Recovery Appliance, the industry's first backup appliance engineered specifically for database protection. This appliance delivers near zero data loss data protection, minimal impact to user performance, and a massively scalable architecture.

In-Memory databases featured heavily in Larry Ellison's keynote speech, including the unveiling of Oracle Database In-Memory option to help customers accelerate database performance for analytics, data warehousing, reporting and online transaction processing (OLTP). Oracle’s unique in-memory optimizations enable real-time ad-hoc analytics on live transactional data while also accelerating OLTP. This dramatically accelerates database performance enabling new business insights, real-time decision making, and much faster online transaction processing response times without changes to existing applications.

Monday Sep 16, 2013

eSTEP TechCast - October 2013

Join our next eSTEP TechCast on Thursday 3rd of October. Please see here the details for the next TechCast.

Date and time:
Thursday, 03. October 2013, 11:00 - 12:00 BST (12:00 - 13:00 CEST; 14:00 - 15:00 GST)

Title: ZS3 storage platform - Oracle's next generation NAS and unified storage system

In this technical Webinar we will provide you with valuable information to the new NAS solution offering from Oracle, the ZS3. Oracle's new ZFS Storage Appliance.
Join us for this call and you will learn about configuration options and software features, as well about the significant enhanced integration between the ZS3 platform and the Oracle Database.

Target audience: Tech Presales

OPN Exchange @OpenWorld - September 22 -26, 2013

Already attending OpenWorld? Join us at the Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld for just US$100 additional!

You want to know about exclusive partner content focused on selling and winning with Oracle’s top products. You’re looking for information on the latest IT trends, including cloud, social, mobile, and analytics.

Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld 2013 is the place to be. Experience:

Plan ahead what sessions, keynotes and networking opportunities you would like to attend with Schedule Builder.

Attend sessions covering:

  • Applications for Partners
  • Cloud for Partners.
  • Engineered Systems and Hardware for Partners.
  • Industry Solutions for Partners.
  • Technology for Partners.

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OMM Policy Update: EMEA, Asia Pacific & Japan

Effective September 1st, 2013 all OMM deal registrations approved for a public sector entity end user will be ineligible for either the OMM Resale Compensatory Fee payment or OMM Referral Fee payment. Read more here.

Partner Enablement Update: The September Edition Brings A New Look Of The Newsletter

Check out the newsletter to discover new Oracle training and Enablement resources. Learn how to develop your skills and expand your business.

OPN Competency Center – Your Experience Matters Most!

OPN Competency Center offers a variety of mechanisms that you can use to send feedback on the training content. Learn more here!

Free OPN Certifications Available At The Specialist Test Fest @ OPNX

If you are attending Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange conference, you should join the Specialist Test Fest and get certified for Free! Check it out here!

OPN Exchange Cheat Sheet For Systems Partners

Download the Systems Partner Cheat Sheet - a listing of the most essential sessions and activities at OPN Exchange. You don’t want to miss a thing!

Thursday Sep 12, 2013

HOPE Program Update

Check the VAD Resource Center on OPN Portal for an update on the HOPE Program

This program allows us to sell specific Hardware configurations into the Higher Education Market at very attractive prices. These discounts are approved until November 30, 2013 .

Wednesday Sep 11, 2013

Oracle Unveils ZS3 Storage, Delivers World Record Performance and Unrivaled Efficiency for Oracle Applications

Oracle’s latest ZFS Storage Appliances, the ZS3 Series, enable customers to significantly improve operational efficiencies, reduce data center costs, and increase business application performance. Powered by an advanced cache architecture and multi-threaded SMP OS, the ZS3 Series has achieved the highest throughput, the lowest latency, and better price/performance when compared to similar NetApp, EMC, IBM, and HP systems.    For more info:



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