Tech leaders Oracle and Microsoft have just revealed that they’re teaming up as they have linked their clouds through a direct network connection. This will enable users to transfer data back and forth effortlessly.
Why Oracle is making this move
It may seem to be a strange collaboration as these clouds have basically been in competition with one another for some time, but Oracle is hoping to climb the ranks in the industry as they come to terms with the likelihood that they’ll probably never be as big as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, or Azure. The partnership for Oracle means that customers can use the Oracle E-Business Suite and JD Edwards on Azure while utilizing an Oracle database. At the moment, the direct connection of the clouds is restricted to Azure US East and the Ashburn data center.
“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,” according to Executive Vice President of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Don Johnson. “Oracle and Microsoft have served enterprise customer needs for decades. With this alliance, 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.”
Scott Guthrie, the Executive Vice President of the AI department for Microsoft Cloud, says, “As the cloud of choice for the enterprise, with over 95 percent of the Fortune 500 using Azure, we have always been first and foremost focused on helping our customers thrive on their digital transformation journeys”. He further stated, “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.”