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




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
 

Thursday Jun 14, 2012

Reach for the Stars…Even if you Miss you’ll Land in the Cloud

“You make investment in the next generation of technology, while continuing to invest in your existing.” – Larry Ellison

Last week’s Oracle Cloud and Oracle Platinum Services announcement highlighted some of the exciting ways in which Oracle made the switch from being an On-Premise Application provider to both an On-Premise and Cloud Application provider. The announcement was lead by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, and Oracle President Mark Hurd. Together they announced the industry’s broadest and most advanced Cloud strategy and introduced Oracle Cloud Social Services, a broad Enterprise Social Platform offering.
Attendees also anxiously awaited Larry’s first tweet.

Be sure to watch the webcast replay below to learn more about the new developments in Oracle's Cloud strategy, and game-changing advances in Oracle Support.

Sending you Cloud Dreams and Twitter Wishes,
The OPN Communications Team


Monday Apr 09, 2012

Partners, Start your Engines

Hello speed racer - OPN here to inform you that in case you missed it, our ISV Focused PartnerCast took place last week in Oracle's Redwood Shores studio. Without a roadblock in site, Oracle's key drivers discussed topics like Optimized and Oracle's Cloud offerings; even OPN partner MSC took it to the next level by stopping by to share with us their first hand experience with the Oracle Exastack Optimized program.

By stepping into Oracle's "Motor Speedway", better known as the Exastack lab, MSC was able to fine tune, test and optimize their application on Oracle Exadata, as well as gain outstanding expertise on several technical areas such as optimizing multithreaded applications and database tuning. By optimizing their solution, MSC has "decreased their deployment time and saw a 30 percent performance improvement in database." Sounds like someone's gearing up for an "Oracle Indy 500."

By achieving Oracle Exadata Optimized status, MSC is putting performance in the driver's seat, and their customers at the front of the race by delivering a solution that is tuned for performance, scalability and reliability. So go ahead and let the Oracle Exastack Optimized pit crew take you to the finish line. Learn how to go from 0-60 by watching MSC's segment of the ISV Focused PartnerCast below.

Ready...Set...Optimize!
The OPN Communications Team

Wednesday Nov 23, 2011

The Spotlight is on You

On the field or off the field, in ballet slippers or singing your heart out on stage, offering a stellar performance every time is key to holding the attention of your audience and having them come back hungry for more. Similarly, showing up to a new business meeting wearing pink tights and a tutu might be one way to holding the attention of your customer, but offering them an unmatched and ground-breaking software solution certainly will get their attention!

Simply put, the Oracle Exastack program enables both ISV's and OEM's to rapidly build and deliver faster, more reliable applications. It comes as no surprise that the success of the Oracle Exastack program is centered on establishing Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud as the highest performance, lowest cost platforms available in the industry today.

But here is where the real standing-ovation-worthy facts come in. The Oracle Exadata Database Machine is the only database machine that provides extreme performance for both data warehousing and online transaction processing (OLTP) workloads, making it the ideal platform for consolidating onto private clouds. Whereas the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud is an engineered hardware and software system tested and tuned by Oracle to provide the best foundation for cloud computing, while allowing Java applications, Oracle Applications and other enterprise applications to run with extreme performance. - And the crowd goes wild, ladies and gentlemen!

In just four months alone, our partners have already achieved over 150 Oracle Exastack Ready milestones for Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server. As Judson has said, "With the Oracle Exastack program, Oracle is helping partners test, tune and optimize their applications to deliver optimal performance and reliability, accelerating innovation and delivering superior value to customers."

And get this, not only are their applications running faster and more efficiently, they are actually being delivered at a lower cost to customers than ever before - extreme performance well deserving of 3 consecutive arabesques!

If you haven’t already, check out what some of our partners are saying about the Oracle Exastack program in this video, and find out all that is available to you today.

By participating in the Oracle Exastack program, partners now have the ability to achieve Oracle Exadata Optimized, Oracle Exalogic Optimized, Oracle Exadata Ready and Oracle Exalogic Ready status for their solutions.

  • New Oracle Exastack labs, provide OPN members with access to Oracle technical resources, on-premise facilities and remote lab environments.
  • With Oracle Exastack Optimized, partners experience faster and more reliable applications to run on the Oracle Exadata Database Machine, as well as the long awaited Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud.
  • Savvy OPN members are leveraging the Oracle Exastack Optimized program toward their advancement to Platinum or Diamond level in OPN.
  • Partners are achieving Oracle Exadata Ready and Oracle Exalogic Ready giving them a competitive advantage and signaling to customers that their applications readily support Oracle Exadata Database Machine or Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud to deliver extreme performance.

Get your dancing shoes on,
The OPN Communications Team