Oracle and Microsoft: Taking on the Cloud Together
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Software giants Oracle
Microsoft settled up 1.34% to $33.71, and Oracle tacked on 0.22% to close at $30.20.
Microsoft and Oracle unveiled a partnership Monday that will allow customers to run Oracle software on Windows Server Hyper-V and in Windows Azure. Customers will be able to deploy Oracle software, including Java, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server on Windows Server Hyper-V or in Windows Azure. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
As part of this partnership, Oracle will certify and support Oracle software including Java, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server on Windows Server Hyper-V and in Windows Azure. Microsoft will also offer Java, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server to Windows Azure customers and Oracle will make Oracle Linux available to Windows Azure customers.
The companies expect this improved flexibility in their cloud services to be a big draw for Java developers, IT professionals and businesses.
"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," Oracle president Mark Hurd said in statement. "This collaboration with Microsoft extends our partnership and is important for the benefit of our customers."
Oracle and Microsoft's joint-statement comes after Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said during the company's earnings call last Thursday that the company will make a "startling series" of cloud partnership announcements with companies such as saleforce.com, NetSuite
Written by Andrea Tse in New York
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