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Oracle Cloud Gives Easy Access to Partner Solutions

To help customers take advantage of its growing ecosystem of partner applications and solutions, Oracle today announced the inclusion of the Oracle Cloud Marketplace within the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure console. The Oracle Cloud Marketplace is an online store for thousands of Oracle and partner-built business applications and services, including FireEye, HighJump, and ICS Financial Systems.

As part of this announcement, Oracle is delivering new ‘click to launch' functionality directly within Oracle Cloud Marketplace allowing customers to quickly deploy turn-key applications and images via a Partner Image Catalog. With this addition, partners can easily get their technical and business solutions, including Fortinet Fortigate, Jenkins by Bitnami, and Check Point CloudGuard, into the hands of customers for development, test, pilot, and production deployments. End-users benefit from the simplicity and can easily find, learn about, and deploy applications directly from the console and launch pre-installed servers to their Oracle Cloud Infrastructure environment in just a few clicks. What once took days and possibly weeks to do, can now be done in a matter of minutes.

"At Oracle, we continuously strive to make it easier for customers to explore, demo and launch applications in Oracle Cloud, whether they be innovative business applications from our growing ecosystem of partners or existing Oracle Applications", said Kash Iftikhar, vice president of product and strategy, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. "The integration between Oracle Cloud Marketplace and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, leveraging our new Partner Image Catalog capabilities, further validates our commitment to both customers and partners, helping them easily deliver the best possible business solutions."

To further promote discovery and learning, Oracle is enhancing the Oracle Cloud Jump Start program with the announcement of Jump Start Learning which offers anyone with a web browser, from beginner to advanced, instant access to self-paced, hands-on training modules for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. These offerings enable customers and partners to quickly and easily learn how to use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Partners can also use Jump Start Learning to create their own training modules for their solutions running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. 

Customers continue to be pleased with the ability to demo partner and Oracle solutions via the Oracle Cloud Jump Start Demo Labs. Oracle partners are rapidly adding new Jump Start Demo labs providing customers the ability to get hands-on experience with Oracle partner-built solutions running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

"We are delighted to support Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with Fortinet products," said John Maddison - SVP products and solutions at Fortinet. "Customers now have instant access to launch Fortinet solutions like our Fortigate next-generation firewall within the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console. In just a few clicks customers can launch and use our award-winning firewall product in minutes."

"We're excited to team up with Oracle to allow customers to easily launch solutions such as Jenkins and Redmine directly into their Oracle Cloud Infrastructure," said Pete Catalanello, vice president of business development at Bitnami. "Oracle is also showing a strong commitment to the partner ecosystem by providing an easy way for end-users to learn about our solutions through Jump Start Learning."

"Jump Start Learning labs are a great way to gain actual hands on experience on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure platform," said Tom Morgan, Oracle Apps DBA manager at Darling Ingredients. "The labs are easy to use and a great learning tool. Having these labs available for our team will help in closing the skill gap and drive adoption. We expect to see a significant impact on our business as our teams are ramping up working on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and preparing for the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Architect Associate certification."

Published Monday, October 22, 2018 1:55 PM by David Marshall
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