The Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) announced new enablement and specialization resources for the SPARC T5 and M5 servers, which recently joined the SPARC T4 servers to complete Oracle’s SPARC family, spanning entry-level, midrange and high-end.
The T5-8 running applications is faster than the largest T4 computer Oracle ever made and the M5-32 is 10 times faster than the M9000, said Oracle CEO Larry Ellison during a live webcast to unveil the new servers.
Providing partners tools and resources to extend business opportunities with SPARC servers, OPN unveiled SPARC T5 Demo Equipment Program which enables Value-Added Distributors (VADs) and qualifying Value-Added Resellers (VARs) to gain a significant discount on select SPARC T5 servers to use in demos and customer use-cases. In addition, new enablement resources provide partners with tools and training to achieve SPARC T5 and M5 server Specializations, differentiating their offerings in the market and showcasing their expertise to customers.
Existing SPARC T4 authorized resellers can begin selling Oracle’s SPARC T5 systems immediately, allowing them to grow their revenue stream through new and existing customers; and resell opportunities for SPARC M5 servers will also be available.
Oracle also says that authorized Oracle resellers who are transacting through participating authorized Oracle VADs are eligible for select rebates on Oracle’s SPARC T5 and M5 server lines as part of the OPN Incentive Program.
Oracle’s new SPARC servers offer higher levels of performance and scalability that allow partners to drive further value to customers managing critical application workloads -- from Cloud deployments to large database and business analytics projects, said Joel Borellis, group vice president, Partner Enablement, Oracle. By taking advantage of the SPARC T5 and M5, and the wide-ranging OPN resources, partners can transform customer environments with higher performance and lower TCO, he added.
The full PartnerNetwork announcement is available here.