Friday Nov 13, 2015

Friday Spotlight: Three assets to captivate your audience for Private Cloud Appliance

Ah, it’s Friday morning. You’re looking forward to the weekend playing golf at the spectacular Pebble Beach Golf Links in California. Reading through your emails, you see a message from your boss reminding you of your presentation to the CIO and VP of Infrastructure at 1 pm today. At this important meeting, you need to present your findings from your search for the Cloud-in-a-box at Oracle OpenWorld to help the CIO and VP narrow their choices for a private cloud solution.

With the help of the Hero 6 team, you got the answers to all your questions. This presentation will be a breeze with the assets you found. First, you’ll use the Infographic to explain why your executives should consider Oracle Private Cloud Appliance for their private cloud solution:

  • Your customers are asking your company to deliver an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).
  • Your organization needs a private cloud platform for Windows applications and Linux applications.
  • Your organization is using Oracle Database, E-Business Suite, Flexcube, JD Edwards, Hyperion, Siebel, PeopleSoft, SAP and homegrown applications.

Next you talk about the what: Private Cloud Appliance features to address the needs of your organization.

You know the CIO and VP want more details on how Private Cloud Appliance is considered a Cloud-in-a-box solution, so you discuss the top three reasons. Budget is always a major part of the decision. You will explain how the Private Cloud Appliance will reduce your organization’s CapEx and OpEx. The quotes from two customers PLDT Alpha and Secure-24 help you validate the benefits.

Now that you have captured the attention of your executives, you play the 5-minute video of the Private Cloud Appliance, which demonstrates the benefits in cool animation.

Finally, to address your executives’ question: “who else is using this platform for private cloud?” you show the BT Spain video. For its "Cloud of Clouds" vision, BT Spain uses Oracle Private Cloud Appliance to address its needs for incremental scalability, operational efficiency, workload consolidation, and Trusted Partitions licensing.

You feel confident that these three assets will help your CIO and VP of Infrastructure narrow their choices and consider Oracle Private Cloud Appliance as a solution to address their business challenges. At a minimum, they will find your presentation informative, interesting and not a boring session of slides. It will be a fantastic weekend.

(Full Infographic can be downloaded here)

Friday Oct 09, 2015

Friday Spotlight: How to find your Cloud-in-a-box in San Francisco?

Attending Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco is like walking through the famed FAO Schwarz toy store or the LEGO store. There are so many cool and fantastic products that wow you. If you are on a mission to find your cloud-in-a-box at this conference, let the Hero 6 team help you navigate through the sea of 60,000 people and thousands of sessions.

Meet Hero #1: ICA AB Group, one of the largest retail companies in the Nordics region, covering Norway, Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. 

On Monday October 26th morning, you attend the Private Cloud Appliance Roadmap and Insights from Engineering [CON8762] at the Intercontinental Hotel. Hero #1 explains how Oracle Private Cloud Appliance was used to set the new benchmark within ICA and how this Engineered System became the “standard platform” for all database and application deployments.

You run into Hero #2: Atos Nederland B.V., an international leader in digital services and Worldwide IT Partner for the Olympic Games.

Always a fan of the Olympic games, you attend the Atos Virtual Oracle Computing Hotel: Private Cloud Appliance in a Flexible Service Wrapper [CON7886] to hear Hero #2 talk about how he created the “Virtual Oracle Computing (VOC) Hotel" with Oracle Private Cloud Appliance. The VOC hotel offers guests 4 different room sizes and aligns Oracle license cost with the CPU cores you actually use.

On Tuesday October 27th, you want to hear about Oracle’s Virtualization vision and attend the General Session: How Oracle Linux and Virtualization Power the Cloud [GEN9486] with Senior VP Wim Coekaerts. This General Session takes place at the Park Central hotel.

You then hurry over to the Intercontinental Hotel to meet Hero #3: Secure-24, a leading Service Provider in North America.

During the session Transforming Application Delivery with Private Cloud Appliance [CON2528], Hero #3 will discuss how Oracle Private Cloud Appliance combined with Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance helped this hero achieve performance improvements while reducing delivery costs by 90 percent for Oracle workloads running on both Linux and Windows.

Still in pursuit of your cloud-in-a-box, you go back to the Intercontinental hotel on Wednedsday October 28th to meet Hero #4: Xait, a leader in Oil and Gas Collaborative Authoring Solutions with headquarter in Norway.

And Hero #5: Tier1, a North American consulting and support organization 

In the Real-World Insight: Private Cloud Appliance in Action [CON8765], you hear about best practices and learnings from these vastly different heroes when they deployed Oracle Private Cloud Appliance for a range of traditional and cloud workloads.

Happy with what you have heard from 5 different customers, you head off to the Oracle Customer Appreciation Event to hear the music of Elton John and Beck while enjoying the 360-degree views of the San Francisco and Oakland skylines.

Ah, on the last day of the conference Thursday October 29th, you go to Moscone South to meet the last Hero: Accenture Enkitec Group

Hero #6 provides the last use-case in the session on Private Cloud Appliance and Oracle Exadata for High-Volume Financial Services Systems [CON5175].

Wait, one more session to attend All-Flash Cloud—Simplify Deployment Using Private Cloud Appliance with Oracle All Flash FS [CON8066] to complete your search for a cloud-in-a-box.

It’s been a whole week of fun. You've found what you were looking for through all the sessions with the Hero 6 team. Good bye San Francisco.

Friday Jun 27, 2014

Friday Spotlight: Oracle VM-Foundation for Private Cloud

Happy Friday!

I wanted to draw your attention this week to a new resource kit entitled OracleVM-Foundation for Private Cloud. It's an easy to access one stop shop for everything related to Oracle VM and private cloud. In it, you'll find white papers, an eBook, an analyst report, cost calculator, and more. I hope you enjoy looking through it and we'll see you next week!

Oracle VM-Foundation for Private Cloud resource kit 



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