Wednesday Feb 25, 2015

Have you seen our CRN Cloud 100 Showcase?

You may have seen that Oracle made CRN's "20 Coolest Cloud Platform Vendors of the 2015 Cloud 100" list back in late January. What you may not have seen is that Oracle took things a step further by launching our Coolest Cloud 100 Showcase.

The showcase offers a detailed look into Oracle's innovative portfolio of cloud platform solutions. Assets to take advantage of include OPN Cloud Connection; Oracle Cloud Knowledge Zones and thorough Oracle e-books.

So go ahead and reacquaint yourselves with what Oracle has to offer. We want to help your customers explore, engage and make a difference with the Oracle Cloud.

All the best,
The OPN Comms team

Wednesday Nov 19, 2014

Oracle VCA honorable mention in CRN’s 2014 Tech Innovator Awards

Happy Wednesday, OPN!

We just learned that Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance (VCA) was given honorable mention in CRN’s 2014 Tech Innovator Award’s Cloud Solutions category. In light of the Awards, CRN is hosting a slideshow on its website highlighting the 18 product winners, as well as the 32 honorable mention products. (See slide 27 for yours truly.)

Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance allows rapid, repeatable software-defined infrastructure deployment for virtually any x86 application and workload. It’s an easy-to-use, integrated system with the elasticity needed for cloud computing. Your customers can go from power on to production in about one hour, and deploy ready-to-run VMs in just a few minutes. The last time we checked – which was last week – 250 OPN partners currently offer VCA in their solution offerings!

For a little background on the competition, CRN received a total of 257 product applications. Those applications were then reviewed by CRN Test Center editors across 18 hardware & software categories. Award winners will be showcased in the December issue of CRN magazine and spotlighted during the upcoming NexGen Cloud Conference in December.

Nice work, Oracle! Keep up the innovation.

Oracle PartnerNetwork

Thursday May 22, 2014

Oracle named to CRN’s Big Data 100 list!

Happy (almost) Memorial Day weekend, partners! We are thrilled to share with you that Oracle has been named in the 2nd annual CRN Big Data 100 list in the category of Big Data Infrastructure, Tools & Services. 

Throughout the year, CRN’s editorial team has collected and analyzed feedback from solution providers about companies’ channel influence, effectiveness, visibility, reputation and sales impact. The compiled Big Data 100 list identifies the top IT vendors that have brought innovative products and services to market to help businesses manage and, more importantly, find value in their big data. The list is comprised of three categories: Business Analytics; Data Management and Infrastructure, Tools & Services.

Oracle has been recognized in particular for its namesake relational database software, and for the breadth of our offerings across the big data stack. 

Make sure to check out all of’s Big Data online content this week – including Oracle’s coverage and the full list of Big Data 100 category winners! And – as always – a huge thank you to all of our dedicated partners who continue to make honors like this possible for Oracle.  

Enjoy the holiday weekend!

Your Oracle PartnerNetwork Team

Monday Mar 17, 2014

Oracle Awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2014 Partner Program Guide

The Oracle PartnerNetwork is proud to announce that Oracle was awarded a 5-Star rating in the CRN 2014 Partner Program Guide! The annual directory is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel. The rating recognizes an influential subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

To determine the 2014 5-Star recipients, The Channel Company’s Research team assessed each vendor based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.

“Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star rating recognizes the very best channel programs available in the market today to help solution providers determine which vendor delivers the best partner elements for their individual business goals,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company.

Stay tuned for the 2014 Partner Program Guide which will be featured on and the 5-Star Partners listing will be highlighted in the April issue of CRN.

Congratulations to Oracle’s Channel program on another great win!

Thursday Nov 29, 2012

Bring on the Cheer, Oracle’s Q3 is Here

November is long gone and December is near… this must mean OPN’s Q2 Winter Wrap-Up is here! Listed below are just a few of the highlights from Oracle’s past three months…

  1. Yet another successful Oracle OpenWorld 2012 and the launch of our first ever Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange program! Get the recap.
  2. Our exciting Java Embedded @ JavaOne event. Get the low-down here!
  3. The debut of our new Oracle Cloud programs for partners, which have already created some awesome buzz in the Channel. Check out the CRN article, and don’t forget to watch the Cloud Programs Overview video and visit our OPN Cloud Knowledge Zone!
  4. On the product front, Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliance was awarded the 2012 Tech Innovator and Enterprise App Award by CRN. Read the full article.
  5. Oracle partner, Hitachi Consulting, reached OPN’s premier Diamond Level status. Read more.

Was Oracle part of your September, October or November highlights? If so, leave us a comment below, we’d love to feature your story! Also, don’t forget to share the love by re-tweeting this post on Twitter or “liking” this post on Facebook!

Stay Warm,

The OPN Communications Team