Microsoft and Oracle unveil next steps in partnership at Oracle OpenWorld 2013

Back in June, we announced a new strategic partnership to bring Oracle software to even more Windows customers and partners.

Building on that news, Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Windows Server and System Center Brad Anderson announced on Tuesday that Microsoft is offering a Windows Azure preview of license-included Windows Server virtual machine images running Oracle Database, Oracle WebLogic Server and the Java Development Kit. Oracle is also offering bring-your-own-license Oracle Linux virtual machine images running Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server in Windows Azure.

“Building on our longstanding relationship, customers using Java, Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Database will now have the flexibility to run that software on Windows Azure and Windows Hyper-V,” Anderson writes in a blog post. “Also, ISVs who build and sell applications based on Java and Oracle will have the flexibility and choice to run their applications and services in Windows Azure – enabling the enterprise adoption of cloud-based ISV solutions built with Oracle technologies.”

For more on this story, head on over to the In the Cloud Blog.

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Jeff Meisner
Microsoft News Center Staff