IBM’s Oracle Service Line Achieves Oracle Cloud Elite Status

oracle cloudI am thrilled to announce that the Oracle Service Line has achieved Cloud Elite status, the highest level of recognition in the Oracle PartnerNetwork Cloud Program.  There are only a handful of competitors that have also achieved this designation and it is an important milestone in our Oracle Cloud story.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Over the years, our Service Line has maintained Diamond Partner status with Oracle, but that program will be retiring in November of 2017.  With the shift and focus on Oracle Cloud, Oracle launched its new Cloud Program for partners last year.  We quickly achieved Premier status, but have been working diligently to achieve the highest level – Cloud Elite.  The factors that go into Cloud Program status include:

  • Partner’s Cloud Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) generated through referral and/or co-sell and/or resale transactions
  • Cloud Specializations
  • Applications on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace
  • Successful go-live Cloud implementations
  • Repeatable cloud solutions and fixed scope offerings
  • Published Cloud success stories
  • Dedicated Oracle Cloud focused resources

About Cloud Elite

As Cloud Elite, the Oracle Service Line is recognized as a highly skilled and committed partner that participates in strategic go-to-market engagement activities.  Oracle further described Cloud Elite partners as:

The highest program designation is earned by highly skilled and committed partners that have demonstrated full investment in a depth and breadth of Oracle Cloud expertise to provide comprehensive Oracle Cloud solutions to our joint customers.  These partners attain their initial status by driving Oracle Cloud Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR), with Global Cloud Elite partners driving the highest amount of ARR.

Once partners attain these tiers, they achieve recognition for their extensive expertise within specific Oracle Cloud product pillars and are the priority go-to-market partners within a region or globally, depending on their tier. Expertise is validated by their achieving multiple specializations, advanced specializations, fixed scope repeatable use case offerings, as well as through their number of successful implementations measured by customer advocacy – all determined through a points model.  These partners benefit from the highest engagement and commitment from Oracle for joint focused Cloud business growth, creating true competitive advantage.

A big thank you to the entire global team for achieving this important milestone – it could not have been achieved without you. I look forward to the continuation and strengthening of our Global Oracle Alliance.

Global Oracle Service Line Leader at IBM

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