Wednesday Feb 26, 2014

Intel Power Outage: Learn How to Beat IBM by Running an Engineered Systems Proof of Concept

Oracle and Intel are working together to win against IBM P/Z-Series.

Intel is supporting Engineered Systems opportunities, investing up to 25 K$ per opportunity to execute POC’s, Architecture Studies, POP’s… to position Engineered Systems (Intel will pay 50% of the tasks).

An additional 10% support from Intel is dedicated to projects that include Storage ZS3 attached to Engineered Systems.

To learn more about  the program and how to use this funding with Oracle Partners, we invite you to join our Webcast on Thursday, 6th March 2014 at 10:30am UK / 11:30am CET.

How to join the webcast: click here for the details

Tuesday Feb 25, 2014

SPARC T5-Based Servers Implementation Boot Camp Live Virtual Training

For a full certification on T5 servers a Solaris 11 certification is a pre-requisit. A Bootcamp for Solaris 11 certification is provided here.

This boot camp provides Implementation Specialists with a review of the Oracle Enterprise Installation Standards (EIS) methodology and its use during the installation of SPARC T5 and T4-Based Servers. The knowledge gained from course can be used by Implementation Specialists to prepare them for taking the SPARC T5 and T4-Based Server Installation Essentials certification exam available through PearsonVue testing centers.

What will we cover

The SPARC T5 and T4-Based Servers Installation Bootcamp will focus on the knowledge and skills needed to be fully equipped to install and configure a SPARC T5 and T4-Based Server.

Register now:

31 Mar-01 Apr 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CET

eSTEP Newsletter for February 2014 now available

You can find the Newsletter on our portal under eSTEP News ---> Latest Newsletter. You will need to provide your email address and the pin below to get access. Link to the portal is shown below.


Previous published Newsletters can be found under the Archived Newsletters section and more useful information under the Events, Download and Links tab

Deploy a Four-Node Oracle RAC 12c Cluster In Minutes!

This hands-on lab demonstrates how to use Oracle VM Templates to virtualize and deploy complex Oracle Applications in minutes. Step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to download and import templates and deploy the applications, using an Oracle RAC template as an example. Learn more.

Friday Feb 21, 2014

eSTEP TechCast - March 2014 Update on Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance

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

Date and time:
Thursday, 06. March 2014, 11:00 - 12:00 GMT (12:00 - 13:00 CET; 15:00 - 16:00 GST)

Title: Update on Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance

Join us in this call to get a better understanding for the Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance (OVCA).
Learn how the OVCA helps your customer to implement a converged infrastructure solution in few hours instead of days.
We will explain the
lessons learned from 1st OVCA installation

Target audience: Tech Presales

Call Info:
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Conference Code: 803 594 3
Security Passcode: 9876

Webex Info (
Oracle Web Conference)
Meeting Number: <number>

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.

Tuesday Feb 18, 2014

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  • Exadata, Exalogic & Manageability
    1-2 April 2014, Prague, Czech Republic
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    2-3 April 2014, Prague, Czech Republic

Dear Oracle Value Added Distributors,

I am delighted to invite you and our joint Oracle partners to the 2014 editions of the Exadata, Exalogic & Manageability and of the Servers and Storage Partner Community Forums for EMEA partners, which will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, on 1-2 and 2-3 April 2014.

The amount and richness of experiences and skills that Oracle partners have developed around the above areas are a key asset for the partners, customers and for Oracle. Sharing that experience, customer cases and best-practices among partners constitutes the core of the forums.

Through presentations by Oracle solutions experts you will learn the latest on the different solution areas and the best way to go to market together. One-on-one sessions with Oracle executives can help to boost the relationship between your company and the Oracle organisation at local level and facilitate increased sales engagement.

You can review the detailed agendas for both forums below:

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Exadata, Exalogic and Manageability Forum

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Servers and Storage Forum

Exadata, Exalogic and Manageability
Date: 1-2 April 2014,

Servers and Storage
Date: 2-3 April 2014,

Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic

Both forums will be held at the same hotel in the beautiful city of Prague, so that partners interested in both areas can attend the two events and minimizing their travel costs.

Thank you in advance for inviting your Oracle partners. Please feel free to share the event information in your newsletters and event calendars by using Oracle partner invitation.

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in these Community Forums. Reserve your place and register before 28th February 2014. (There is no registration fee for Oracle partners).


Register for this Partner Community Forum today!
To Register for Exadata, Exalogic and Manageability Forum
To Register for Servers and Storage Forum

Please visit the Logistics tab of the registration page to see travel details and how to book your hotel room on preferred rates.

Make sure, you book your hotel room by latest 28th February 2014. Oracle cannot guarantee prices and room availability after this date.


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Just Announced! Single Processor Configuration For SPARC T5-2S

Oracle announced a new configuration for the SPARC T5-2 server with one SPARC T5 processor, providing a new entry point to the T5 line of rack mount servers.

Featured Oracle Solution Spotlight – Selling the Oracle On Oracle Value Proposition

      Access and share with your partners the latest resources on how Oracle on Oracle solutions can help your partners win.View each resource in detail:

We will continue to deliver more Oracle on Oracle trainings and enablement, and if you have any suggestions or questions please send them to:

Tuesday Feb 11, 2014

New Program & Enrollments OPN Membership System

On March 10, 2014, the OPN Membership, Programs and Enrollments (P&E) System will be migrated into the Oracle Partner Store (OPS). Read the full announcement here. Please inform your partners and attend the training detailed in the communication.

Monday Feb 10, 2014

ZS3 vs. NetApp FAS6000 Systems by Wikibon - Webcast Replay

Run Oracle Database Like a Ferrari, But Save Like a Prius with Oracle Storage

Join Dave Vellante, Co-Founder and chief research officer of Wikibon and Steve Zivanic, VP, Storage Business Group at Oracle to learn how optimizing storage infrastructure and exploiting database services results in significant CAPEX and OPEX savings and lower overall TCO.

Attend the Webcast replay to learn how the combination of Oracle Database and Oracle storage helps:
  • Reduce your storage footprint by 3x-5x
  • Accelerate database queries by 5x
  • Reduce storage admin tasks by 65%

Specialization Catalog Updates

The updated Specialization Catalog offers a great overview of all qualifying specializations launched and planned as part of the Specialization Program. Specialization criteria has been added to the following solutions:

  • Oracle Tiered Storage
  • Oracle Virtual Networking
  • Oracle Optimized Solution for Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure

eSTEP TechCast - February 2014 Material available

Thanks to those of you who attended our TechCast on "Oracle Database Appliance Manager - Version 2.8"

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 material can be found under tab
eSTEP TechCast

Feel free to explore also the other delivered TechCasts and more useful information under the
Download and Links tab.



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