Oracle Partners Rapidly Achieve Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialization for Oracle Linux

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Linux Kernel Provides Specialized Partners with Competitive Edge

Redwood Shores, California – April 27, 2011

News Facts

Helping customers benefit from the cost and performance advantages of Linux, Oracle today announced that partners are rapidly achieving Specialization in Oracle Linux through the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN).
In less than four months, nearly 60 Oracle partners, including resellers, hosting companies, system integrators and education providers, have completed specialization in Oracle Linux, with thousands of partners currently in the process of becoming certified Oracle Linux specialists.
Partners specialized in Oracle Linux are experienced in developing and implementing solutions that include Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel ( and Oracle Linux support ( , a combination that brings the latest Linux innovations to market.
To achieve a Specialized status, Oracle partners are required to meet a stringent set of requirements that are based on the needs and priorities of the customer and partner community. By achieving the distinction, partners can differentiate themselves and their offerings, be recognized for their expertise and become preferred solution providers to Oracle customers.
For more information on OPN Enablement resources and the benefits of specialization, partners can visit the OPN Linux Knowledge Zone ( and OPN Specialized page. (

Supporting Quotes

“Many customers today are looking to Oracle Linux to offer a cost-effective, high-performance and scalable platform for their critical business applications,” said Jeff Doolan, Director Linux and Virtualization Channels, Oracle. “By combining Oracle technology and support with the expertise of our specialized partners, we are enabling customers to take advantage of the latest innovations and performance enhancements in Linux at substantially lower cost and risk.”
“As a Managed and Hosting Service Provider that proactively monitors, manages and hosts enterprise databases and applications for our customers, performance and scalability are essential,” said Marc Caruso, VP Enterprise Architecture and Applications, Data Intensity. “Achieving Specialization in Oracle Linux reinforces our expertise and proven successes in this area and helps us provide our customers with the scalable, reliable IT infrastructure they demand.”
“SageLogix ( provides expert technology consulting and product licensing advisory services for Oracle solution offerings,” said Christa Guerrieri, Managing Principal, SageLogix. “As a Gold-level member of OPN and a Specialized Oracle Linux partner, we are able to help customers leverage Oracle Linux to dramatically lower support costs, while benefiting from the modern, reliable and high performance capabilities of Oracle’s Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel.”

Supporting Resources

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) (
OPN Specialization (
Oracle Linux Knowledge Zone (
Judson Althoff blog (
Connect with the Oracle Partner community at OPN on Facebook ( , OPN on LinkedIn ( , OPN on YouTube ( and OPN on Twitter (


About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit

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