Tuesday Jul 31, 2012

Do More with Oracle Optimized Storage


By 2015, archived data will exceed 150 Exabytes. If printed, that would use 8 trillion trees. More data = more challenges. But how can you consolidate it? How about backing it up, recovering and archive it? How can YOU manage storage growth?

 Watch this video below to find out how the industry’s most advanced and cost-effective enterprise storage solution, delivers the best storage solution for simplifying IT.  Welcome to Oracle’s Optimized Storage, welcome to the future.

The OPN Communications Team

Thursday Jul 26, 2012

A Need for Speed- Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software 2.0


Do you have a need for speed? What if running business applications just got faster, safer and easier?  What if you could do this all in the cloud? Do we have your attention now? We thought so.

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software 2.0 can help your company in ways you never thought possible…

  •     Close business up to 10x faster
  •     Protect sensitive data with complete application isolation
  •     Rapidly respond to market needs by provisioning applications 6x faster
  •     Maximize availability and productivity with 2x faster troubleshooting

So if you’re a ‘pedal to the metal’ kinda person, plan on joining Hasan Rizvi, Cliff Godwin, and many other key Oracle executives for the launch of Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software 2.0. This is Oracle’s latest release of hardware and software that has been engineered to work together to run your business applications. The interactive launch event will also feature a panel discussion with Oracle executives and customer testimonials.

If the extreme performance and mission-critical virtualization doesn’t get you, the dynamic load balancing with application delivery control will. Did we mention it has a single-pane of “glass” for applications-to-disk management, with simpler and faster application deployment, scaling, patching and upgrades with virtual assembly builder? Well…it does. Put it in 5th gear today by registering here.

Ready, Set, Go!
The OPN Communications Team

Monday Jul 23, 2012

Oracle Database Appliance Video Contest Winners!

Remember the days of Star Search with Ed McMahon? –Well, OPN has found its rising channel star in the Oracle Database Appliance – a simple, reliable, affordable database system.  More specifically, we have four creative, witty and downright hilarious partner videos staring our very own Oracle Database Appliance.

These partner videos were selected from a wide range of videos submitted through our Oracle Database Appliance video contest that ran from February to May 2012.  Winners were selected from around the world in two categories – Most Creative and Most Popular (receiving the most ‘likes’ on YouTube). Each winning company will receive a complimentary pass to Oracle OpenWorld 2012, and some serious Oracle promotion via the Oracle Database Appliance website under “What’s New”, the Oracle Database Appliance YouTube play list and our OPN social media pages.

…. And the winners are, (Drum roll please):

For Creativity and Promotional Value:
1. Oracle Database Appliance by Techdata Azlan

2. The Oracle Database Appliance. A Box of Genius by Enkitec

For Most Popular (most likes on YouTube):
3. Oracle Database Appliance Trailer by Q Associates

4. ODA Goes Social by Keste

We couldn’t be more thrilled with the turn-out for our Oracle Database Appliance video contest. Be sure to watch each of these award winning videos and create your own using the video assets found on the Oracle Database Appliance Marketing Kit page on OPN.

Will You Be Our Next Star?
The OPN Communications Team

Wednesday Jul 18, 2012

Oracle OpenWorld and OPN Exchange Early Bird Pricing Extended!!!

Could it really be true? YES. Early Bird pricing for Oracle’s new and innovative Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ Openworld program has been extended until July 27th, 2012! And… as a valued partner you can save $400 off the onsite rate today by registering before it’s too late!

By taking part in the first ever Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange program, you will be able to network with fellow partners and Oracle employees, share case studies, participate in onsite certification testing, and choose from more than 30 sessions of targeted partner content. The Content Catalog is now live, and you can view all the sessions.

Here is a sneak peek into what some of the sessions will be covering:

  • Technology- Oracle’s complete technology portfolio
  • Applications- Enablement offerings, go-to-market initiatives and service development options
  • Engineered Systems- Ways to transform IT into more cost effective operation
  • Industry- Discover ways to successfully position and deliver solutions to clients in diverse industries
  • Cloud- Learn how to go to market with and successfully implement these innovative cloud solutions

Partners, be sure to watch this short video below to learn more about this dynamic program, and  remember… the ‘early bird always gets the worm!’

Looking forward to seeing you there!
The OPN Communications Team

Monday Jul 16, 2012

Going Platinum- Oracle's Platinum Service

Effective June 6, 2012, Oracle launched Oracle Platinum Services, the highest level of support in the industry. These services provide remote fault monitoring with faster response times and patch deployment services to qualified Oracle Premier Support customers – at no additional cost

You may also be interested in finding out that Oracle Platinum Services is a special entitlement available to Oracle Premier Support customers running certified configurations on Oracle Engineered Systems. By offering these high availability services at no additional cost, our hope is that partners take this important opportunity to talk with their end users about the benefits of hardware and software that are engineered to work together. We also hope users understand that Oracle Platinum Services can help them further unlock the value of their investment in technology.

By being the cream of our crop, the yin to our yang, our top shelf Cabernet, Oracle partners and qualified Premier Support customers have the ability to further differentiate themselves from the competition. They can do this while creating opportunities to up-sell and cross-sell Oracle's Engineered Systems with certified Platinum configurations.

So take full advantage of this service by visiting the Oracle Platinum Services page, or check out Oracle’s Premier Support Customer Collateral and External Partner Announcement.

Until Next Time,

The OPN Communication Team

Monday Jul 02, 2012

Are You Specialized, Excellent and Want to be Recognized for your Efforts? – Submit by July 9th 2012

You’re simply the best, better than all the rest, better than anyone! We here at OPN thought this might be the perfect opportunity to quote the great Tina Turner when referring to our Specialized partners. You’re SO darn great in fact; we want you to submit your entries for the Oracle Excellence for Specialized Partner of the Year Awards!

The Call for Submission is now open in many regions, so please make note of the submission deadlines- North America’s is July 9th at 12pm PT sharp.

North America winners will receive the following benefits:

  • Recognition at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco

  • An Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year – North America trophy will be sent to the winner’s office

  • Use of the Award Logo for one year

  • News coverage in Oracle Magazine, mention in an official Oracle Press Release, quote support for their own press releases from Group Vice-President, North America Alliances and Channels

So, if you too think you’re company is the best, or just like Tina’s style, we want to hear from you! But hurry

because the deadline is quickly approaching. Click here to find out which award your region qualifies for.

What’s Love Got To Do With It,

The OPN Communications Team