Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud to interconnect
Microsoft and Oracle announced a cloud interoperability partnership enabling customers to migrate and run mission-critical enterprise workloads across Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud.
Enterprises can now seamlessly connect Microsoft Azure services, like Analytics and AI, to Oracle Cloud services, like Autonomous Database.
The partnership enables customers to run one part of a workload within Azure; and another part of the same workload within the Oracle Cloud. It consequently delivers a highly optimized, best-of-both-clouds experience. Taken together, Azure and Oracle Cloud offer customers a one-stop shop for all the cloud services and applications they need to run their entire business.
Connecting Azure and Oracle Cloud through network and identity interoperability makes lift-and-improve migrations seamless. This partnership delivers direct, fast and highly reliable network connectivity between two clouds. At the same time, it continues to provide first-class customer service. Furthermore, it also provides the support that enterprises have come to expect from the two companies.
The two companies additionally provide interoperability for customers running Oracle software on Oracle Cloud and Microsoft software on Azure. It also enables new and innovative scenarios. These include running Oracle E-Business Suite or Oracle JD Edwards on Azure against an Oracle Autonomous Database running on Exadata infrastructure in the Oracle Cloud.
Microsoft and Oracle aim to make customers thrive
“We are the cloud of choice for the enterprise, with over 95 percent of the Fortune 500 using Azure. Consequently, we have always been focused on helping our customers thrive on their digital transformation journeys,” said Scott Guthrie, Microsoft. “With Oracle’s enterprise expertise, this alliance is a natural choice for us as we help our joint customers accelerate the migration of enterprise applications and databases to the public cloud.”
“The Oracle Cloud offers a complete suite of integrated applications for sales, service, marketing, human resources, finance, supply chain and manufacturing, plus highly automated and secure Generation 2 infrastructure featuring the Oracle Autonomous Database,” said Don Johnson, executive vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). “Oracle and Microsoft have served enterprise customer needs for decades. With this partnership, our joint customers can migrate their applications to the cloud without having to re-architect anything. This consequently preserves the large investments they have already made.”