Tuesday Dec 15, 2015

Recap: NexGen Cloud Conference 2015

The OPN team is fresh off of a fantastic week in San Diego at the Channel Company’s NexGen Cloud Conference. As a Platinum Sponsor of the event, Oracle identified itself as a clear leader in this time of IT transformation to the cloud. The highlight of the week was the undeniable growing interest in Oracle’s Cloud offerings - we were thrilled to have a busy booth with more than double the conversations we had last year!  

Our team of 12 Oracle PartnerNetwork representatives hit the ground running at the hosted executive day on Tuesday. Jeff Porter, Senior Director of Product Channel Sales, was very well-received after presenting Oracle’s partnering opportunities in the cloud to the audience of 130+ solution provider executives. Oracle also enjoyed the networking reception and two very productive private dinners with both current and potential new Oracle partners.


Wednesday and Thursday brought us to the conference and expo hall portion of NexGen, with attendance climbing to over 1,000. Traffic at our booth was more than 2.5x busier than last year – it was exciting to share Oracle’s expanded cloud portfolio and see such interest in our program. We especially loved participating in the booth crawl – nothing like drawing partners to your booth with flatbread pizza and local San Diego brews!

Regardless of where you are in your journey to the cloud, we highly recommend you join us next December at the third annual NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo. This is the place for partners to continue to effectively build your cloud strategy!  

Cheers,
Oracle PartnerNetwork

Monday Dec 17, 2012

Oracle Cloud Services Referral Program… Now Available!

The sky is falling, the sky is falling! Oh wait, it’s not the sky, it’s the Oracle Cloud Services Referral Program! This partner program was announced at Oracle OpenWorld 2012, and is now readily available to any Oracle PartnerNetwork member. In fact you can learn all about this program by simply visiting our Oracle Cloud Knowledge Zone.

Just as a puffy cumulus should, Oracle Cloud Services are included in the Oracle Cloud Services Referral Partner program. Partners can start to capitalize on the growing demand for Cloud solutions with little investment through Oracle Cloud Services Referral Partner program, or choose to get Specialized. Have a look at all that is available below!

  1. Cloud Builder - a Specialization ideally suited for systems integrator and service providers creating private and hybrid cloud solutions with Oracle’s broad portfolio of cloud optimized hardware and software products. Learn more in this video of as part of a series of OPN PartnerCasts. Join the Cloud Builder KnowledgeZone to get started.
  2. Oracle Cloud Referral - for VARs or partners seeking to generate revenue with the Oracle Cloud. This program rewards partners referring Oracle Cloud opportunities to Oracle. Register your Oracle Cloud Referral.
  3. Oracle Cloud Specializations - provides partners with the expertise and skills to enable partner delivered RapidStart fixed-scope, consulting service packages for setup, configuration and deployment of Oracle Cloud software as a service.
  4. Cloud Resale - a resell program for partners to market, sell and deploy Oracle Cloud solutions. Available January 2013.

And best of all, partners are already taking advantage of the referral opportunity for Oracle Cloud Services and are seeing tremendous success! Watch as Jeff Porter gives an overview of Oracle's Cloud Services, and be sure to check out the Cloud Computing Programs & Specializations FAQ’s for you, our partners!

The Sky’s the Limit,

The OPN Communications Team