Friday Oct 26, 2012

Oracle's SPARC T4, 007 Style

The names 4, T4, and this power house travels hand in hand with its good friend SPARC. About 6 years ago on-chip encryption acceleration was first shipped in a commercial system, the SPARC T1. Today, thanks to Oracle SPARC innovative leadership in on-chip encryption acceleration, complex cryptographic computations was born and has since rapidly evolved. Customers can now have security with performance because we my friend, are in the Age of Big Data.

If you need some high speed action in your life, listen here. The SPARC T4 systems offer customers much more value for applications than just increased performance through its cross sell opportunity. This is done by enabling partners to integrate your own applications to Oracle’s SPARC T4 Servers for Cloud deployments, and providing direct business benefits that supersedes the commodity approach to data center computing such as security, performance and optimization.

As companies continue down this complex path of big data, eCommerce, and mobility, the need to provide better and more in-depth security is more prominent than ever. Oracle’s SPARC T4 processor allows customers to deliver the highest levels of application security, as well as deliver the necessary level performance without added cost, and complexity.

To learn more behind the value of SPARC T4, check out a more in-depth blog here. For more on the SPARC T4 family of products, click here.

Encryption Lives Another Day,

The OPN Communications Team
 

Monday Oct 22, 2012

A Big Congrats to Hitachi- Now a Diamond Level Partner!

 

We’ve said this before and we’ll say it again, nothing sparkles quite like a diamond. Being named Diamond level partner is the highest ranking available in the Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized program, and we could not be more excited to congratulate Hitachi, Ltd on their new glistening title!

Hitachi has helped clients maximize the business benefits of their Oracle Applications for more than two decades, while also helping them bring their business visions to life through industry led services and solutions.

Not only has Hitachi achieved Diamond level status, they also have 29 additional Oracle Specializations! Here at OPN we know that it all starts with equipping our partners with the proper tools to help their end customers succeed, and we truly believe that diamonds partners are forever!

So here’s to you Hitachi, our diamond in the ruff!

Shine On,

The OPN Communications Team

Wednesday Oct 17, 2012

Deal Registration is moving to OPS– Guest Post

 

We have listened to, contemplated around, and agreed with your feedback when it comes to our current deal registration system, and now we are proud to announce that deal registration is moving to the Oracle Partner Store! If you missed the live announcement at Oracle OpenWorld, watch below as Titina Ott, VP of  Worldwide Alliances & Channels, presents on this upcoming and exciting functionality.

Some benefits of this move include:

  • Simplified Registration Form
  • Easier and Faster Product Selection
  • Expanded Browser Support
  • Shared Registration Visibility Between VAD and VAR
  • Downloadable tracking and reporting
  • Shared Customer Selection From Partner Ordering Functions

As you may already be aware, the Oracle Partner Store is a very popular, feature rich application for partners like you, that handles software and hardware ordering, including configurations, additional discount requests and product and price information.

This big move is set to go live November 19th 2012, but don’t wait until then! If you don’t already have an Oracle Partner Store account, register today  and get ready for the big move!

Best Regards,

Simon Davis

Senior Director Ww A&C Quote To Order

Monday Oct 15, 2012

Going… Going.. Going.. GONE! The OPNX ScoreBoard

 

It was the bottom of the 9th, the bases were loaded and Oracle PartnerNetwork knocked it out of the park! Partners really scored big this year with the first ever Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange Program at OpenWorld, and it was a win for the ages!

With so much to take part in and experience, we wanted to offer you a quick play-by-play of the week in case you couldn’t make every event. Up to bat first was our Global Keynote. The Keynote Hall was packed with a full house, and the crowd went wild after the latest Cloud announcements were made. The OPN Exchange General Sessions followed shortly after, and covered topics like Technology, Applications and Engineered Systems – a real game changer for our partners and customers alike!

Work hard, play hard has always been our motto, as partners mixed and mingled during Sunday’s AfterDark Reception, all while Macy Gray sung her greatest hits below. But that was only Game Day #1. The rest of the week included: 50+ Partner exclusive sessions, OPN’s Test Fest, the bright and early 5K Partner Fun Run, the Social Media Rally Station at the OPN Lounge, Java Embedded @JavaOne and last but not least, our Ice Cream Social… If only there were some peanuts to go with!

The OPN Communications Team

Monday Oct 08, 2012

Showing ZFS some LOVE

 

L is for the way you look at us, and O because we’re Oracle, but V is very, very, extra ordinary, and E, well that’s obvious… E is because Oracle’s new Sun ZFS Storage Appliance is Excellent, and here at OPN, we like spell out the obvious! 

If you haven’t already heard, the Sun ZFS Appliance has “A simple, GUI-driven setup and configuration, solid price-performance and world-class Oracle support behind it. The CRN Test Center recommends the Sun ZFS Storage”. Read more about what CRN said here.

Oracle's Sun ZFS Appliance family delivers enterprise-class network attached storage (NAS) capabilities with leading Oracle integration, simplicity, efficiency, performance, and TCO.  The systems offer an easy way to manage and expand your storage environment at a lower cost, with more efficiency, better data integrity, and higher performance when compared with competitive NAS offerings. Did we mention that set up, including configuring, will take you less than an hour since it all comes in one box and is so darn simple to use?

So if you L-O-V-E what you’re hearing about Oracle’s Sun Z-F-S, learn more by watching the video below, and visiting any of our available resources .


It Had to Be You,

The OPN Communications Team

Wednesday Oct 03, 2012

Java’s Aromatic Message

 

Kicking off day 4 of Oracle OpenWorld with a hot cup of Java has never tasted so good! The Java Exchange @ JavaOne keynote took place this morning and covered topics such as M2M and marketing strategy. Senior Vice President of Oracle's Worldwide Alliances and Channels, Judson Althoff, discussed how Java’s device to data center reach offers customers and partners across a range of industries, significant business advantages by minimizing development costs, testing cycles, and time-to-market while maximizing application reuse, solution flexibility and end-to-end security.

All in all, each presenter offered interesting insight into how Java is affecting the world we live in today, as well as how it will affect us in the future. With the potential of 50 billion connected devices by 2020, the world of embedded Java is calling and we need to answer!

Can We Refill Your Java?

The OPN Communications Team

Tuesday Oct 02, 2012

And We’re Off

 

We are well into Oracle OpenWorld 2012, and what a couple days it has been! From day one and two of the Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange Program, a jammin’ AfterDark reception atop the Metreon City View Terrance, and some major keynotes around Cloud to go with it. We think it’s safe to say we are off to a running start!

With all the excitement buzzing around the floor, we couldn’t help but ask YOU our partners, just what you’re looking forward to the most this week. Is it our Test Fest, or possibly our Social Media Rally Station at the OPN Lounge, or our 40+ general sessions? Whatever it is, we can’t wait to exceed your expectations!

Watch this awesome video below to find out what some other OPN partners like you are talking about this week!


See you on the Floor,
The OPN Communications Team