Monday Jul 08, 2013

Free OPN Exam! Oracle Advanced Controls 11g Applications Essentials

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new Fusion implementation exam:

New Beta Exam (1Z1-487) Oracle Advanced Controls 11g Applications Essentials (Fusion Governance, Risk, and Compliance)

The Oracle Advanced Controls 11g Applications Essentials (1Z1-487) exam is designed for individuals who possess a strong foundation and expertise in selling, implementing and developing Oracle Advanced Controls solutions.

This certification covers topics such as: Fusion Governance, Risk, and Compliance Set Up and Administration, Application Access Controls Governor, Transaction Controls Governor, Configuration Controls Governor and Preventive Controls Governor.

Get your free voucher for this Fusion GRC certification available in beta and you will become an Oracle Advanced Controls 11g Applications Certified Implementation Specialist!  Fill in the OPN Beta Certified Specialist Exam Voucher Request Form to receive your voucher!

Training Available to take the Certified Implementation Exam

This certification helps OPN members differentiate themselves in the marketplace and helps their partner company qualify for the Oracle Fusion Governance, Risk, and Compliance 11g Applications Specialization (Coming Soon!).

BETA Exam Benefits

• Beta Voucher: Take this

exam at NO COST!

We have a limited number of

vouchers, offered on a f

irst-come first- served basis.

Fill in and submit this form

to request your FREE

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• Credentials:  You will be

certified as an Oracle

Advanced Controls 11g

Applications Certified



• Company Specialization:

Contribute to your company Specialization path! Your

certification will count towards

the Oracle Fusion

Governance,Risk, and

Compliance 11g

Applications Specialization.

• Marketability:

Oracle Certified

Implementation Specialists

are able to differentiate

themselves and

improve their marketability.

Wednesday Jul 03, 2013

SPARC T5-8 Servers EMEA Acceleration Promotion for Partners

Dear all

We are pleased to announce the EMEA T5-8 Acceleration Promotion, a price promotion that, for a limited time, makes the T5-8 server available to our EMEA partners at a very attractive discount.

Why the SPARC T5-8 server

Sparc T5-8Oracle's SPARC servers running Oracle Solaris are ideal for mission-critical applications requiring high performance, best-in-class availability, and unmatched scalability on all application tiers. SPARC servers include built-in virtualization, systems management, and security at no additional cost. Designed for applications that demand the highest performance and 24x7 availability.

Oracle's SPARC T5-8 server is the fastest and the most advanced, scalable midrange server in the Oracle portfolio.

The Oracle SPARC T5-8 server is in the sweet spot of the UNIX midrange, and directly competing with IBM P770(+) and P780(+) systems, with a 7x price advantage (see official Oracle press release) over a similarly configured P780 system!

What are we offering

Effective immediately, the fully-configured T5-8 server is available to VADs with a 38% discount off price list: this is 8 additional points on top of the standard 30% contractual discount.

The promo will be communicated to VADs and VARs, and VADs are expected to pass the additional discount through to the VARs. Resellers will be encouraged to use this attractive price to position T5-8 versus the competition, accelerate T5-8 sales, and use the increased margin to offer additional services to their end users - thus expanding their footprint within their customers and making the T5-8 business proposition even more compelling.

This is a unique opportunity for partners to expand their base and beat the competition with a 7x price advantage over a similarly configured IBM P780.

This price promotion is only available to OPN Partners, and is valid until November 30, 2013.

What's in it for Partners

 More competitive price
 More customer budget available for more projects: attach migration services, training, ...
 Opportunity to attach Storage, and additional Software
 Higher win rate

Additional Details

Sparc T5-8

The promotion is valid for the existing configurations of T5-8 with 8 CPU and different memory configurations, including all X-options that are part of the system and ordered at the same time. 8% additional discount to the VAD on full T5-8 - Including X-Options:

  • Cat V (30% + 8% additional): System, CPU, Memory, Disks, Ethernet
  • Cat U (22% + 8% additional): Infiniband HCA
  • Cat W (30% + 8% additional): FC/SAS HBA / FCoE CNA

Partner eligibilty criteria

Standard requirements apply. Partners must:

Order process

The promotion is available until November 30, 2013.

VADs place the order via Oracle Partner Store. A request for extra-discount has to be raised in advance using the standard process for available configs:

  • input the configuration
  • apply the suggested discounts
  • submit the request
  • in the request documentation, please refer to EMEA T5-8 FY14H1 Channel Promotion as approved in GDMT GT-EB2-Q413-107C

This promotion is only valid for the T5-8 configurations stated in this announcement. Any change, or additional products / items not listed explicitly, can be ordered at the same time and will follow standard approval process.

Key contacts

Best regards,

Olivier Tordo

Senior Director, Sales & Strategy, Hardware Solutions
EMEA Alliances & Channels

Paul Flannery

Senior Director, EMEA Servers Product Management


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