Oracle and Microsoft form partnership, Windows Server and Windows Azure reap benefits

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Microsoft has revealed today that the software giant and Oracle have formed a partnership to allow Oracle software to run on Windows Server Hyper-V and Windows Azure. This means enterprise customers can deploy Java, Oracle Database, and Oracle WebLogic Server on Microsoft’s Windows Server Hyper-V or in Windows Azure. On top of which, there will be full support from Oracle.

“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. 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,” Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer adds.

The partnership will allow Oracle to certify and support Oracle software on Windows Server Server Hyper-V and in Windows Azure. This means Microsoft will also offer Java, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server to Windows Azure customers while Oracle will make Oracle Linux available to Windows Azure customers.

“At Oracle, we are committed to providing greater choice and flexibility to customers by providing multiple deployment options for our software, including on-premises, as well as public, private, and hybrid clouds. This collaboration with Microsoft extends our partnership and is important for the benefit of our customers,” Oracle stated.