Posted by: kurtsh | June 16, 2019

NEWS: Microsoft and Oracle to interconnect Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud

imageMicrosoft Corp. and Oracle Corp. on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019, announced a cloud interoperability partnership enabling customers to migrate and run mission-critical enterprise workloads across Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud.

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. A collaborative support model to help IT organizations deploy these new capabilities while enabling them to leverage existing customer support relationships and processes.
  5. Oracle Database will continue to be certified to run in Azure on various operating systems, including Windows Server and Oracle Linux.

Read more about this newly announced collaboration here:


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