Oracle and Microsoft has entered into new partnership that will help the enterprise customer to deploy oracle software in Microsoft cloud.
As a part of this partnership between Microsoft and Oracle, Oracle will certify and support Oracle software on Windows Server Hyper-V and Windows Azure i.e. customers will be allowed to deploy oracle software including Oracle applications, middleware, database, Java and Oracle Linux on Windows Server Hyper-V or in Windows Azure. Oracle customers also benefit from the ability to run their Oracle software licenses in Windows Azure with new license mobility.
Microsoft will offer Oracle JAVA support into Windows Azure,Oracle Database, Oracle WebLogic server and Oracle will enable customers to obtain and launch Oracle Linux images on Windows Azure.
Satya Nadella, President of Microsoft’s Server & Tools Business said, “The cloud computing era – or, as I like to call it, the enterprise cloud era – calls for bold, new thinking. It requires companies to rethink what they build, to rethink how they operate and to rethink whom they partner with.”
Nadella also added, “We are doing that by being ‘cloud first’ in everything we do. From our vision of a Cloud OS – a consistent platform spanning our customer’s private clouds, service provider clouds and Windows Azure – to the way we partner to ensure that the applications our customers use run, fully supported, in those cloud.”
In summary, here’s what the partnership encompasses:
- Effective today, Oracle customers can run supported Oracle software on Windows Server Hyper-V and in Windows Azure.
- Effective today, Oracle provides license mobility for customers who want to run Oracle software on Windows Azure.
- Microsoft will add Infrastructure Services instances with popular configurations of Oracle software including Java, Oracle Database, and Oracle WebLogic Server to the Windows Azure image gallery.
- Microsoft will offer fully licensed and supported Java in Windows Azure.
- Oracle will offer Oracle Linux, with a variety of Oracle software, as preconfigured instances on Windows Azure.
As of today, customers can deploy Oracle software on Microsoft private clouds and Windows Azure, as well as Oracle private and public clouds and other supported cloud environments.