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Microsoft and Oracle – the best of both clouds

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Posted by Alex Phillips 6 months ago

More than 80% of businesses use a combination of Microsoft and Oracle to run their operations. As these enterprises make the transition from data centres into the cloud, they want to be able to mix and match Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud services without having to learn new skills, rewrite applications or re-architect systems.

Now, thanks to a new partnership between Microsoft and Oracle, they can. An agreement between the two simplifies cross-cloud computing, allowing customers to migrate and run mission critical enterprise workloads across Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud.

Businesses will be able to connect different services seamlessly. For example, linking analytics and AI Azure services with Oracle Cloud’s Autonomous Database.

This new collaboration means customers get the best of both clouds. They will be able to run one part of a workload within Azure and another part of the same workload within the Oracle Cloud. In short, in creating this partnership Microsoft and Oracle have provided customers with a one-stop-shop for whatever cloud services and applications they need to run their entire business.

As well as increased network and identity operability, business can also take advantage of seamless lift-and-improve migrations. And with customer expectations so high, the partnership provides a level of customer service they have come to expect, as well as delivering direct and reliable network connectivity between the two clouds.

Customers looking to make the most of mix-and-match opportunities can even come up with some pretty innovative scenarios. For example, running Oracle e-Business Suite or Oracle JD Edwards on Azure against an Oracle Autonomous Database running Exadata infrastructure in the Oracle Cloud.

This partnership between Microsoft and Oracle signals the industry’s first real multi-cloud deal to combine two mainstream public cloud environments. It also highlights the importance of multi-cloud initiatives for businesses going forward.

 

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