Oracle-Sun: An Insider’s View for Sun Partners
It’s hard to believe that it has been roughly two months since Oracle finalized the Sun Microsystems acquisition. I had the opportunity to be involved in the Sun and Oracle partnership for several years as the two companies focused on joint development of customer solutions, world record benchmarks, and solution-specific reference configurations and blueprints. Now that I am part of Oracle, here’s a view from the inside — and the implications for Sun’s channel partners.
I continue to be impressed with Oracle’s commitment to partners and extremely excited by the new business opportunities the acquisition can provide to Sun’s value added partner community.
Sun’s channel partners are some of the best companies in the industry. As they move from the Sun Partner Advantage Program to Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized, I think they will be impressed with what OPN Specialized can offer — providing their business with the ability to differentiate themselves across the Oracle product portfolio, including Sun servers and storage.
I would encourage Sun Partner Advantage (SPA) Partners to learn more about the program on OPN. And for those Sun partners that have not yet joined OPN, please take advantage of promotional pricing currently being offered until April 30, 2010.
For more detail on the areas where Oracle will invest, I would invite you to view the on-demand replay of Oracle & Sun Strategy Event on Oracle.com or attend one of the upcoming Oracle + Sun Welcome events. At the welcome events, you’ll get the chance to hear directly from Oracle and Sun executives on what the combination will mean to you, while getting acquainted — or re-acquainted –with your local team.
Finally, I want partners to take away that we will continue to invest in uniquely differentiated product lines and we’ll ask you to do the same. It is our goal to make sure that we maintain and retain, with health and the profitability, the value-added partners that are a part of the ecosystem. Stay Informed.
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- Oracle and Sun Product Strategy Webcast Series
I look forward to tracking your continued success.
Jesse Chavez is group vice president, Hardware VAD Channel Sales, Oracle. Monthly guest blogs such as this one are part of The VAR Guy’s annual sponsorship.