Friday May 04, 2012

Cowboys and Customer Success Stories

Howdy there Partner! What have y’all been up to this week? A bunch –a rootin’ tootin’ hard workin’ we’d imagine! Well don’t let all that hard work ride off into the sunset – get back on your saddles and round up some of those hefty customer success stories you’ve been keepin’ in the stable all winter! Why you reckon? Because Oracle is launching a special issue of Profit magazine to debut at OpenWorld 2012 and partner, your story’s invited to join the hoedown! …You just need to be Specialized to get in! Have a look at the video below to find out from cowgirl Lydia herself, exactly what makes a good story.

To submit your customer story, all ya gotta do is fill out a few necessary bits of information using our landing pad tool below, and you’ll be well on your way to ride off into the sunset. Not much time is left to submit and the deadline is quickly approaching! Now don’t get your horse reins all in a twist – y’all still have until May 31st to get those gold nuggets of stories in. And just so we’re clear, this issue will be a collection of the most innovative and greatest Specialized partner success stories the Wild West has seen.

Now quit chasin’ those tumbleweeds and get those summaries in by clicking here – We look forward to hearin’ from ya and sharin’ your stories!

Yee Haw!

The OPN Communications Team

Monday Apr 30, 2012

Anchors Away

Last Friday marked Opening Day in the Bay, a fun San Francisco tradition which celebrates the official opening day of the Northern Californian sailing season. Just as captains will spend the next few months sailing around the bay for a win; Oracle partners have already been winning by driving customer success with Oracle’s SPARC T4 Servers and Oracle Solaris 11. No amount of tail wind could slow down these mates because nearly 500 partners have already sold Oracle’s SPARC T4 Servers with Oracle Solaris 11… And the boat isn’t docking anytime soon!

Thanks to this sea of server opportunities, Oracle partners have been moving quickly, at well over 50 knots of speed, so that their customers can benefit from the increased performance needed to run their most demanding enterprise applications in private, hybrid or public clouds. Starboard ahead!

But don’t jump ship for one of these servers just yet, OPN also has two exciting Specializations to consider. Instead, hop on board and watch as Joel Borellis, GVP of Oracle's Worldwide Alliances and Channels, highlights the OPN Specializations for both SPARC T4 and Oracle Solaris 11 and takes a deeper dive into Oracle’s SPARC T4 enterprise servers.

Bon Voyage,
The OPN Communications Team

Friday Jul 29, 2011

Who Doesn’t Want Extreme Performance?

Extreme Makeover.  Extreme Couponing.  Even Extreme Angler.  The list of ‘Extreme’ TV goes on and on but we think the really exciting Extreme offering is with the Oracle Exastack program.   Launched in June and announced during Oracle’s FY12 Partner Kickoff the Oracle Exastack program is a stack of software based on Oracle servers, storage, and networking – engineered and optimized to work together. In essence, it’s the Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud. Together.  It’s the only platform you need for your on-premise or cloud-based solutions.   Listen in as Judson Althoff and Chris Baker discuss.

ISVs and partners can qualify and tune their applications with Oracle Exastack and become Oracle Exastack Ready and Oracle Exastack Optimized.  Oracle Exastack Ready means your applications have been tested and they support Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud component products including Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server. 

And about that performance thing, Oracle Exastack Optimized means your application has been tuned on Oracle Exadata Database Machine or Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud to deliver optimum speed, scalability and reliability.  Want numbers? Java runs up to 10x faster.  Cash management transactions have run 20x-30x faster. 

And Oracle partners can leverage their Oracle Exastack Ready applications to meet some requirements for OPN’s Platinum or Diamond level specializations. That’s not all.   New partner enablement resources, dedicated Oracle Exastack labs, Guided Learning Paths, and exclusive benefits for ISVs and partners are all part of the Oracle Exastack offering.  Unleash yourself and check it out.

In the spirit of things we are going to be extremely detailed and even offer up the latest webcast on the topic because we just can’t say enough about Oracle Exastack – learn more here.

Extremely excited about Oracle Exastack,

The OPN Communications Team