Microsoft and Oracle have announced a partnership that will enable customers to run Oracle software on Windows Server Hyper-V and in Windows Azure.
Customers will be able to deploy Oracle software – including Java, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server – on Windows Server Hyper-V or in Windows Azure and receive full support from Oracle.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
As part of the partnership, Oracle will certify and support Oracle software – including Java, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server – on Windows Server Hyper-V and in Windows Azure.
Microsoft will also offer Java, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server to Windows Azure customers, and Oracle will make Oracle Linux available to Windows Azure customers.
Java developers, IT professionals and businesses will be able to deploy fully supported Oracle software to Windows Server Hyper-V and Windows Azure.
“Microsoft is deeply committed to giving businesses what they need, and clearly that is the ability to run enterprise workloads in private clouds, public clouds and, increasingly, across both,” says Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft.
“Now our customers will be able to take advantage of the flexibility our unique hybrid cloud solutions offer for their Oracle applications, middleware and databases, just like they have been able to do on Windows Server for years.”
Oracle president Mark Hurd adds: “Our customers’ IT environments are changing rapidly to meet the dynamic nature of the world today. At Oracle, we are committed to providing greater choice and flexibility to customers by providing multiple deployment options for our software, including on-premise as well as public, private and hybrid clouds.
“This collaboration with Microsoft extends our partnership and is important for the benefit of our customers.”