Microsoft and Oracle interconnect their clouds

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Microsoft and Oracle

Microsoft and Oracle announced a new cloud-computing alliance that will enable interoperability between Azure and Oracle cloud.

Enterprises will soon be able to migrate and run their mission-critical workloads and data seamlessly through network and identity interoperability across the two infrastructures.

The aim of this partnership is to allow customers run one part of a workload within Azure and another part of the same workload within Oracle Cloud, the companies said. This will work as a one-stop solution for all the cloud services and applications that enterprises run.

As the cloud of choice for the enterprise, with over 95% of the Fortune 500 using Azure, we have always been first and foremost focused on helping our customers thrive on their digital transformation journeys,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and AI division.

“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 move by Microsoft and Oracle will bring new and innovative scenarios to customers enabling deployment of Oracle applications on Azure with Oracle database deployed in Oracle Cloud. For instance, they can run Oracle E-Business Suite on Azure.

The Oracle databases will also run in Azure, thus the customers using Azure can get access to both the databases in one platform. These databases can run on various operating systems, including Windows Server and Oracle Linux.

“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 entire set of existing applications to the cloud without having to re-architect anything, preserving the large investments they have already made.”

The new capabilities will also include a unified identity and access management. This will enable a single sign-on experience and automated user provisioning for management of resources across Azure and Oracle Cloud.

Eventually, the model will help IT organizations to monitor processes and deploy these capabilities while holding relationships with the existing customers.

For now, the cloud interconnect services are available in Azure East US and Ashburn (North America). The two companies plan to roll out their functionality in other regions too.

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