Accenture recently published a study that measured performance and explored the usability of the interconnection between Oracle Cloud and Microsoft Azure in an enterprise context. Announced in 2019, the interconnection is a unique multicloud alliance that lets customers share data among applications on each cloud and build applications that span both clouds. Accenture was one of the first partners that engaged with Oracle related to the interconnection, and their testing shows great capabilities for low latency access and ease of use.
Accenture's results show that customers using the interconnection see low enough latency to support applications that span both clouds. More than 32,000 tests run continuously over a two-week span revealed an average round-trip latency of 1.5 milliseconds. So, by running over the cloud interconnection instead of in a single cloud or customer data center, customers add minimal latency to their application architecture.
Because the connection is preconfigured, Accenture also described that it was easy to use. They got the connection working in minutes, instead of the weeks typically needed to configure a traditional interconnect through third-party telcos. Accenture also mentioned that the unified identity and access management and collaborative support models further streamline the process of running multicloud solutions for customers.
Since we started this project, we've been thrilled to see what customers build when can connect these clouds. And testing helps customers get a better idea of which types of workloads they can confidently use with the multicloud connection.
For information about the interconnection, see the Oracle and Microsoft Strategic Partnership page. If you're interested in giving the Generation 2 Cloud infrastructure at Oracle a try, our programs can help you get started.