Microsoft Corporation and Oracle Corporation announced a Cloud Interoperability partnership. To put it into simple words, customers can now migrate to the cloud or create new applications with the free Oracle Cloud; including the Oracle Autonomous Database and seamlessly run on the new Microsoft Azure. Enterprises can now connect Azure services such as Analytics and AI to Oracle Cloud services such as Automated Database. By helping customers run one part of the workload within Azure and another part of the same workload within Oracle Cloud; the partnership provides a more optimal, better-in-the-cloud experience. Taken together, Azure and Oracle offer Cloud customers a one-stop-shop for all the cloud services and applications for their entire business.
“As the cloud of choice for the enterprise, with over 95% of the Fortune 500 using Azure, we have always been first and foremost focused on helping our customers thrive on their digital transformation journeys,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and AI division. “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.”
What are the Advantages?
Innovation across Clouds
Fully supported deployment across Oracle Cloud and Azure; which make cross-cloud solutions fast and easy to use with integrated identification, fast interconnection, and collaborative support.
Accelerate migration of applications on cloud that expand the technology layer without the need for re-architecting the solutions or compromise on performance or reliability. Furthermore, customers gain the ability to choose the best of the leading technologies from Oracle and Microsoft.
The IT landscape has evolved at a level that you can use existing investments and licenses, partnerships, capabilities; and data to achieve cloud migration goals. However, customers can now have access to their distributed data estate to gain improved visibility and support better decision making through Oracle, Microsoft; or third-party data visualization platforms.
Moreover, “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,” said Don Johnson, executive vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). “Oracle and Microsoft have served enterprise customer needs for decades. With this partnership, 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.”
The collective effort of all the big players is acknowledgeable with new upcoming partnerships that provide integrated services to bring ease to the customer. This depicts two significant scenarios in the IT industry. First, companies might have changed their perspective of bringing everyone under the same umbrella to lock-in them with their services only. Instead, everyone using these partnerships to help customers efficiently handle their cloud.
Second, there is a lack of service innovation that left customers confused about the appropriate service to be used for a particular use case. Most of the cloud companies are now gripping over small players with new innovative services or solutions. This helps both the partners to leverage each other’s branding and services to generate a profitable revenue stream.
The best part is in both the scenarios, no matter what, customers are always at the beneficiary end.