Microsoft and Oracle to interconnect their clouds

Customers can now migrate and run workloads across Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud

Joint customers can migrate their existing applications to the cloud without having to re-architect their platforms.
Joint customers can migrate their existing applications to the cloud without having to re-architect their platforms.

Microsoft and Oracle have launched 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 Azure services, like Analytics and AI, to Oracle Cloud services, like Autonomous Database. This also enables them to run one part of a workload within Azure and another part of the same workload within the Oracle Cloud.

Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and AI division said, “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.”

In addition to providing interoperability for customers running Oracle software on Oracle Cloud and Microsoft software on Azure, it enables new scenarios like running Oracle E-Business Suite or Oracle JD Edwards on Azure against an Oracle Autonomous Database running on Exadata infrastructure in the Oracle Cloud.

Don Johnson, executive vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) said, “With this partnership, our joint customers can migrate their entire set of existing applications to the cloud without having to re-architect anything, preserving the large investments they have already made.”

As a result of this expanded partnership, the companies are today making available a new set of capabilities:

- Connect Azure and Oracle Cloud seamlessly, allowing customers to extend their on-premises datacentres to both clouds.

- Unified identity and access management, via a unified single sign-on experience and automated user provisioning, to manage resources across Azure and Oracle Cloud. Also available in early preview immediately, Oracle applications can use Azure Active Directory as the identity provider and for conditional access.

- Supported deployment of custom applications and packaged Oracle applications (JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, Oracle Retail, Hyperion) on Azure with Oracle databases (RAC, Exadata, Autonomous Database) deployed in Oracle Cloud. The same Oracle applications will also be certified to run on Azure with Oracle databases in Oracle Cloud.

- A collaborative support model to help IT organisations deploy these new capabilities while enabling them to leverage existing customer support relationships and processes.

- Oracle Database will continue to be certified to run in Azure on various operating systems, including Windows Server and Oracle Linux.

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