Microsoft and Oracle have announced a partnership to ensure interoperability of their clouds, which will enable their customers to migrate and run their companies' workloads on Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud. With this partnership, companies can seamlessly connect Azure services to Oracle Cloud services.
The partnership provides direct network connectivity between the two clouds, while allowing each of them to continue to provide support and customer support services. This unusual agreement, in addition to offering interoperability to customers running Oracle software on the Oracle Cloud and Microsoft software on Azure, will drive new innovation scenarios, such as the ability to run the Oracle E-Business Suite or Oracle JD Edwards on Azure, versus running the Oracle Autonomous Database on the Oracle Cloud Exadata infrastructure.
In a press release from both companies, Don Johnson, executive vice president of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, said, "This partnership empowers our customers to migrate all the applications they already have to the cloud without having to redraw anything , and safeguarding the large investments they have already made. "
Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of Microsoft Cloud, points out that "Azure is the cloud chosen by more than 95% of the Fortune 500 companies, so its focus has been on" helping "Scott Guthrie sees this alliance as" natural "because" we are helping our customers migrate their databases and business applications to the public cloud ".
The announcement of the partnership comes against a recent trend by Microsoft to build alliances with other major companies, such as SAP, Adobe and, more recently, Sony. Despite rivals in the consoles area, the companies have signed a partnership agreement and will collaborate on the development of video game streaming solutions, with Microsoft Azure as the base.