Oracle Announces Oracle PartnerNetwork Resources And Partner-driven Plug-ins

Oracle Announces New Oracle PartnerNetwork Resources, Oracle Validated Integration and Partner-Driven Plugs-Ins and Connectors for Oracle Enterprise Manager 

News Facts

  • In conjunction with the launch of Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g,
    Oracle today announced new Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) resources and
    partner-driven plug-ins and connectors for Oracle Enterprise Manager.
  • The new OPN Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center Knowledge Zone
    allows partners to quickly access the tools, knowledge and community
    insight they need to better develop, implement and sell Oracle
    Enterprise Manager-based solutions, and differentiate those services and
    offerings in the marketplace.
  • Using the information in the new Knowledge Zone, partners can begin
    the process of completing the competency requirements for an Oracle
    Enterprise Manager Specialization immediately by embarking on OPN
    certifications for sales, presales and support
  • To date, more than 500 representatives from Oracle partners are
    already recognized as Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Enterprise
    Manager Application Quality Management Specialists. This designation is
    given to individuals who have demonstrated key competency in the areas
    of sales, pre-sales, or implementation support for this solution by
    rigorous testing. These specialists are a key competency criteria to
    achieve the Oracle Enterprise Manager OPN Specialization, which will be
    available in June.
  • Additionally, beginning today, Oracle partners with integrated
    plug-ins and connectors can leverage the Oracle Validated Integration
    (OVI) program. Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical
    process to review the integrations of third-party software solutions
    with Oracle Applications. OVI provides access to Oracle Applications,
    tools, technical resources and training to assist partners in developing
    integrations based on Oracle standards and best practices. Partners who
    have successfully validated their integrations are authorized to use
    the “Oracle Validated Integration” logo. Available through the Oracle
    PartnerNetwork, Oracle Validated Integration gives customers confidence
    that integrations between Oracle Enterprise Manager and complementary
    partner solutions have been validated and the products work together as
    designed. This can help reduce risk, improve system implementation
    cycles, and provide for smoother upgrades and simpler maintenance.
  • Also announced today, partners including Brocade, F5, Halcyon, HP,
    NEC and Voltaire are among the latest Oracle Partners to leverage the
    open integration APIs in Oracle Enterprise Manager to build enterprise
    class plug-ins and connectors; providing customers a seamless way to
    monitor the performance of heterogeneous systems and proactively manage
    the health of their entire IT stack.

Simplifying Management of Heterogeneous Environments with
Partner-Driven Oracle Enterprise Manager Plug-Ins and Connectors

  • To
    date, Oracle and its partners have delivered over 45 plug-ins and
    connectors for monitoring IT technologies, interacting with management
    frameworks and connecting with service management systems. The following
    are the latest additions to the rich portfolio of partner-driven
    plug-ins and connectors.

    • F5 BIG-IP Plug-In: provides integrated
      monitoring and management of F5 BIG-IP application delivery controllers;
    • Brocade Plug-in: jointly developed with Brocade partner Halcyon, the
      plug-in provides integrated monitoring and management of Brocade
      ServerIron. With the plug-in, network administrators can perform active
      monitoring and detailed configuration analysis for Brocade ServerIron;
    • Voltaire Plug-In: allows Oracle Enterprise Manager to manage
      Voltaire InfiniBand and receive alerts on interconnect issues in Oracle
      Real Application Cluster (RAC) environments
    • HP and NEC Plug-ins for Storage: allows Oracle Enterprise Manager to
      actively manage heterogeneous storage for HP StorageWorks XP Disk
      Arrays, HP StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Services Platform (SVSP) and
      NEC S series and D series storage.

Supporting Quotes

  • "As our own portfolio of systems and
    solutions expands, Oracle is committed to providing the information,
    resources and opportunity our partners need to grow and succeed along
    with us,” said Judson Althoff, senior vice president, Worldwide
    Alliances and Channels, Oracle. “We are delivering new Oracle OPN
    Specializations and Knowledge Zones around Oracle Enterprise Manager and
    Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center – providing our partners the
    ability to expand their portfolio and profits by delivering
    differentiated value to their customers.”
  • “Pythian has considerable experience implementing Oracle Enterprise
    Manager at customer sites and so we are excited about the opportunity to
    differentiate our expertise through OPN Specialized,” said Alex
    Gorbachev, Oracle ACE Director and CTO, Pythian. “We look forward to
    working closely with Oracle to serve more Oracle customers.”
  • "As an Ops Center implementation specialist and Oracle Enterprise
    Manager integrators, we are very excited about Oracle’s combined
    management solution and the collective value that it provides to our
    customers,” said Iain McKone, CEO of Halcyon. "The global reach of the
    Oracle PartnerNetwork and invaluable tools such as the new Oracle
    Enterprise Manager Ops Center Knowledge Zone greatly assist in growing
    our continued partnership with Oracle."
  • “Customers who use F5’s BIG-IP Application Delivery Controllers with
    Oracle technology demand integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager,”
    said Calvin Rowland, Vice President of Application Partner Programs at
    F5. “This new plug-In will ensure that joint customers can provide the
    highest level of performance and availability for their entire Oracle/F5
  • “The new Oracle Enterprise Manager Plug-in for Brocade ServerIron
    ADX can help significantly reduce the cost and complexity of managing
    the network,” said Patric Chang, director of strategic alliances,
    Brocade. “Additionally, with this plug-in, administrators running
    Brocade networking can access the monitoring information that will help
    them increase performance and availability — all from a centralized
  • “As an Oracle E-Business Suite specialist with deep expertise in
    testing, our customers demand a full lifecycle solution including Oracle
    Application Quality Management, specifically Application Testing Suite
    for the Oracle E-Business Suite,” said Hiren Bhatt, Global Oracle
    Practice Head, Intelligroup. “The new OPN Specializations will be
    important differentiation that will enhance our best-of-breed
    positioning to joint Oracle-Intelligroup customers.”
  • "As a diversified provider of testing services and owner of TMap®,
    we strive to maintain competency on all best-of-breed testing solutions
    such as Oracle Application Quality Management," said Paul Poelmans,
    Global Alliance Manager, Sogeti. "The new OPN Specializations will
    provide the enablement we need to ensure we can leverage this new
    technology on behalf of joint Oracle-Sogeti customers."
  • “As a global System Integrator, our customers require us to have
    delivery capacity, including Quality Assurance, on all industry-leading
    Oracle solutions, such as Oracle Application Quality Management and
    Application Testing Suite,” said Uday Tembulkar, Head of Business
    Development – Oracle at Patni. “We are actively encouraging our
    employees to take advantage of the new OPN Specializations so we can
    continue to deliver value to joint Oracle-Patni customers.”


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