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Customers are now able to deploy Oracle software such as Java, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server on Windows Server Hyper-V or Windows Azure.
“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,” said Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer (CEO) of Microsoft.
“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 will also offer Java, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server to Windows Azure customers, with Oracle making Oracle Linux available to Windows Azure customers.
“Our customers’ IT environments are changing rapidly to meet the dynamic nature of the world today,” said Oracle president Mark Hurd.
“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.”