Hi there, partners! It’s hard to believe March is already here; seems like New Year’s Eve was just yesterday. Speaking of that, how are your New Year’s resolutions coming along? For those of you who haven’t kept them, it’s not too late to redeem yourself by going mobile!
Oracle is happy to inform you of the initial launch of the OPN website's mobile responsive interface. This new design aligns our website with Oracle.com and the OPN Solutions Catalog, leaving you with an “anywhere, any device” user experience on your tablet and smartphone.
Phase one of this rollout includes four key content areas:
Oracle's Virtual Compute Appliance radically simplifies the way customers install, deploy, and manage converged infrastructures for any Linux, Oracle Solaris, or Microsoft Windows application. The Virtual Compute Appliance is a turnkey solution for cloud infrastructure, supporting Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) deployments.
With this announcement, Oracle partners with a Virtual Compute Appliance Ready application can now leverage the Exastack Program benefits. Partners will also be able to receive incremental rebates for selling Oracle's Virtual Compute Appliance through the OPN Incentive program.
This year, we’ve taken a new approach to our partner presence at Oracle OpenWorld. In a world of information + data overload, we’ve broken down barriers to get you to the source of the information and the main stage conversations, faster. Consider us 10 pounds lighter. With that, we bring you OPN Central @ OpenWorld.
2014 will take place in San Francisco September 28 through October 2. To
demonstrate Oracle’s commitment to our partners, we’ve dedicated
Sunday, September 28 to our partner community by hosting the Oracle
PartnerNetwork (OPN) Keynote, OPN Executive Product Update and famed OPN
During the week, OPN will be offering Theater Sessions
where partners can uncover the tools and resources needed to run a
successful business. Partners will also be given the opportunity to earn
their Certified Specialist accreditation through OPN Test Fest. In addition, partners have a chance to delve into social media consultations
and assessments. This is your chance to discover your company’s “social
clout” and determine ways to build a stronger online presence.
Oracle PartnerNetwork activities are included with a Full Conference or
Discover pass. The OPN Lounge will once again be in full swing, and the
home of most of our OPN-specific activities.
Oracle OpenWorld brings together innovators, subject matter experts and IT professionals, tons of program tracks that will give you unparalleled insight into today’s most relevant topics, impressive entertainment and new relationships that will last a career lifetime.
If you register now for Test Fest at OPN Central @ OpenWorld, you're one step closer to earning your OPN Certified Specialist accreditation. Starting Monday, September 28 through Thursday, October 2 at the Westin St. Francis, OPN will have 10 testing sessions available with a pool of 140 exams to choose from. And the best part? It's FREE for OPN members.
fellow peers at this year's Test Fest and earn your accreditation that
will improve your credibility in the marketplace + lead to more business
opportunities stemming from Oracle's latest solutions.
Did you know that you can earn rewards by selling Oracle
products? And we are not talking about giving out BBQ grills, golf clubs, movie
tickets, or having a point system. We are giving partners real rebates and
rewards, for selling qualified Oracle products in the broad market. The bigger
your sales, the bigger reward you will get. It’s that simple.
The OPN Incentive Program provides several opportunities for
partners to earn incremental margin with Oracle. Let’s take a look:
Registration Rebate – Rewards partners for
registering opportunities with Oracle early in the sales cycle so that their
effort will be protected and rewarded.
Strategic Hardware Rebate – Rewards partners for
focusing on selling eligible products that are strategic to the broad market.
Oracle on Oracle Rebate – Added in FY14 , this
new rebate rewards partners for growing their business by delivering optimized
solutions to customers based on both Oracle hardware and software technologies
You may be asking yourself, “Can it get any better?”
Yes, it can! These rebates are not exclusive to one another. Partners can earn
one, two, or all three rebates in a single opportunity provided all criteria
The OPN Incentive Program is the only program that rewards
partners for selling across the hardware and software technologies stack, and
leads the industry in terms of value of rebates offered to our partners.
There is no better time to grow your business with Oracle.
With the best-of-breed of hardware and software integrated to work together,
Oracle is strategically positioned to meet the enterprise needs. Maximize
Returns and deliver More Value to Customers by visiting the OPN
Incentive Program Resource Center for more information.
This summer, Oracle announced the launch of Oracle
Exalytics X3-4 – the industry’s first engineered system for
in-memory business analytics that delivers extreme performance for Business
Intelligence and Enterprise Performance Management applications.
Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine is an Oracle engineered
system that yields superfast, interactive visual analysis for any line of
business. By combining best of breed software and hardware, it is an
integrated system that is quick to deploy – and with over 80 pre-packaged
applications, organizations can get up and running quickly and efficiently,
while maintaining a lower total cost of ownership.
Oracle Exalytics provides the fastest middle-tier platform
solution for Oracle’s Business Intelligence Foundation Suite, which can be
deployed with any backend data warehouse, although it is also the ideal
complement to Oracle Exadata. With Oracle Exalytics, you can:
Analyze Data Faster:Gain business insight in real
time, enabling faster and better business decisions
Analyze All of your Data:A single BI platform accessible
from computers and mobile devices enabling discovery of data residing in Oracle
and other relational sources, OLAP cubes (Oracle OLAP Option and Essbase)
Speed the Return on Your
lengthy configuration and integration and speed time to value with an
engineered system – all at a lower total cost of ownership
Watch this video to find out how customers are
benefiting from Oracle Exalytics X3-4.
Don’t forget to participate in our local boot camps to get
trained on how to sell, implement, and support Exalytics. You can also visit
Exalytics Knowledge Zone to take assessment tests and get
Here you can listen to the one hour Oracle Exalytics X3-4training
partner webcast which covers:
1. How to present Oracle Exalytics upgrade
options to your customers
2. How to create Oracle Exalytics
opportunities in your BI/EPM Install base
3. Help your customers become more competitive
with BI and EPM
Finally, we are pleased to announce that OPN will be rolling
out Oracle Exalytics X3Specialization shortly, so please check the Oracle
Exalytics Knowledge Zone mentioned earlier for more details.
If you’re ready to speed up your sales cycle and eliminate
multi-vendor support issues, while improving your user response times, service
level and customer satisfaction, then you've come to the right place!
The 34thAmerica’s Cup isn’t the
only thing putting it into high gear this month because Oracle’ has just
announced its fastest engineered system, the Oracle
SuperCluster T5-8, that runs Oracle Database and enterprise
applications together on one platform, lowering TCO through consolidation and
delivering applications 5x faster than the traditional build-your-own IT
approach. The new Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 i delivers 3x better price
performance than the previous generation SuperCluster and 10x better price
performance than a comparable IBM Power7+-based solution.
Just like all Oracle Engineered Systems, Oracle
SuperCluster is pre-tested with integrated Oracle servers, storage,
networking and software technologies optimized together to run Oracle Database,
Java and enterprise applications unchanged, while accelerating Database and
Java performance by up to 10x , improving user response times and reducing
administration and maintenance time by up to 3x!
SuperCluster is engineered with no single point of failure so
customers can achieve high application availability and minimizing downtime and
providing the highest service levels for applications across all tiers of
the data center.
both Oracle databases and enterprise applications on Oracle SuperCluster
dramatically reducing complexityand increasing efficiency
b. Deliver new services and products 5x faster
and spend less time implementing, testing and maintaining new technologiescompared to the traditional build-your-own IT approach
on CAPEX and OPEX through greatly reduced acquisition, deployment and operating
Be sure to watch the “Oracle
SuperCluster T5-8 Launch” video
below, and visit the SPARC
Knowledge Zone for everything you need to know about how to develop,
sell, implement, and get specialized in SPARC SuperCluster.
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