Microsoft and Oracle have extended their ongoing cloud interoperability partnership. According to the companies, the partnership is now available in Canada. Under the integration, customers can access workloads on Oracle Cloud and Microsoft Azure.
In a press release, Oracle points out demand for being able to run enterprise tools across multi-cloud environments is a global trend. As such, expending the partnership to Canada makes sense.
According to Clay Magouyrk, Senior VP of Engineering for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, the extension allows business customers to manage more workloads.
“From a technical perspective, the interconnect will mean less latency for the customers. It also supports a broader spectrum of workloads, using resources available on both sides. Microsoft and Oracle are planning to make the direct interconnect available in additional regions, including on the US West Coast, in a US Government specific region, in Asia, and in the European Union. Earlier this year, Oracle and Microsoft created an interconnect in Ashburn, Azure US East, and in London.”
Microsoft and Oracle announced their Interoperability back in June. At the time we commented on how the deal was a surprise considering Microsoft and Oracle are cloud rivals. However, the integration showed how multi-cloud is becoming increasingly important.
Benefits of the partnership include:
- “Connect Azure and Oracle Cloud seamlessly, allowing customers to extend their on-premises datacenters to both clouds. This direct interconnect is available starting today in Ashburn (North America) and Azure US East, with plans to expand additional regions in the future.
- 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 today, 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 organizations 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.”