Microsoft and Oracle promised last week that a major announcement would be made today, and the two large tech companies did not disappoint. The new partnership between Microsoft and Oracle covers a number of enterprise-based agreements, including a way for Oracle software to run on Windows Server Hyper-V and in Windows Azure.
Microsoft's press release states that the software from Oracle that can run on Microsoft's platforms include Java, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server. Microsoft will also offer Oracle's software lineup to its Windows Azure customers. Oracle will make its Oracle Linux OS available to Windows Azure users; specific financial terms of this new partnership were not disclosed.
Steve Ballmer is quoted as saying that this new agreement with Oracle will allow its customers "... 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 is also quoted as saying, "This collaboration with Microsoft extends our partnership and is important for the benefit of our customers."
Oracle's press announcement on this partnership includes new support notes on running its software on Windows Server Hyper-V as well as running Oracle Linux OS on Windows Azure.
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