A record number of partners are extending their opportunities and revenue potential in the cloud with Oracle. To further support partner business growth in the cloud, Oracle announced a new cloud program within Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) that extends the programme and enables existing and new Oracle partners to grow their cloud business with Oracle.
“Cloud is our top priority and we are aligning our resources to that strategic initiative,” says Shawn Price, senior vice;president: cloud at Oracle. “We will work with our partner ecosystem to pivot to the cloud and fully capitalise on the historic opportunity before us. We remain committed to expanding our partner community and providing all of its valued members the tools, technology and expertise they need to deliver excellence to our joint customers and succeed in the market.”
Oracle has seen rapid adoption and growth of its vast and expanding portfolio of cloud products and services. The newly announced cloud programe is designed to help  partners take advantage of Oracle’s integrated cloud portfolio to successfully transition new and existing customers to the cloud, assuring partners’ success in this accelerated market.
New cloud programme designations within OPN will be launched on 1 February 2016, offering OPN members the opportunity to showcase expertise, skills and their investment in the Oracle Cloud as well as differentiate themselves with Oracle’s Integrated Cloud Applications and Platform Services.
These designations complement existing OPN program levels to provide tiers of recognition and progressive level benefits.
In addition, Oracle launched a new entry point into the OPN programme called the Cloud Registered level. This programme provides immediate opportunities for new cloud partners to begin their journey and grow their business with the Oracle Cloud, requiring no initial investment.
New cloud partners are encouraged to join OPN at the Cloud Registered level between today and 31 May 2016 to take advantage of key Oracle Cloud focused benefits with no membership fee. Cloud Registered level members will be eligible for benefits including the ability to resell Oracle Cloud Platform solutions, including  Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions, access to the OPN Cloud Business Builder for sales, marketing and technical training and resources, as well as OPN branding.