Oracle and Microsoft Expand Choice and Flexibility in Deploying Oracle Software in the Cloud
By Gene Eun-Oracle on Jun 24, 2013
Oracle and Microsoft have entered into a new partnership that will help customers embrace cloud computing by providing greater choice and flexibility in how to deploy Oracle software.
Here are the key elements of the partnership:
- Effective today, our customers can run supported Oracle software on Windows Server Hyper-V and in Windows Azure
- Effective today, Oracle provides license mobility for customers who want to run Oracle software on Windows Azure
- Microsoft will add Infrastructure Services instances with popular configurations of Oracle software including Java, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server to the Windows Azure image gallery
- Microsoft will offer fully licensed and supported Java in Windows Azure
- Oracle will offer Oracle Linux, with a variety of Oracle software, as preconfigured instances on Windows Azure
Oracle’s strategy and commitment is to support multiple platforms, and Microsoft Windows has long been an important supported platform. Oracle is now extending that support to Windows Server Hyper-V and Window Azure by providing certification and support for Oracle applications, middleware, database, Java and Oracle Linux on Windows Server Hyper-V and Windows Azure. As of today, customers can deploy Oracle software on Microsoft private clouds and Windows Azure, as well as Oracle private and public clouds and other supported cloud environments.
For information related to software licensing in Windows Azure, see Licensing Oracle Software in the Cloud Computing Environment.
Also, Oracle Support policies as they apply to Oracle software running in Windows Azure or on Windows Server Hyper-V are covered in two My Oracle Support (MOS) notes which are shown below:
MOS Note 1563794.1 Certified Software on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V - NEW
MOS Note 417770.1 Oracle Linux Support Policies for Virtualization and Emulation - UPDATED