Oracle and Microsoft Windows Azure

 

Oracle and Microsoft are working together to help customers embrace cloud computing by providing greater choice and flexibility in how to deploy Oracle software.  The partnership combines the world class mission-critical business software of Oracle with the leading private and public cloud platforms of Microsoft.

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 by providing certification and support for Oracle applications, middleware, database, Java and Oracle Linux on Windows Server Hyper-V and Windows Azure.  Customers can now deploy Oracle software on Microsoft private clouds and Windows Azure, as well as Oracle private and public clouds and other supported cloud environments.

Frequently Asked Questions

 



What are the key elements of the partnership?

  • Effective immediately, customers can run supported Oracle software on Windows Server Hyper-V and in Windows Azure.
  • Effective immediately, Oracle provides license mobility for customers who want to run Oracle software on Windows Azure.
  • Windows Azure images with popular configurations of Oracle software including Java, Oracle Database, Oracle WebLogic Server, and Oracle Linux are now generally available in the Windows Azure image gallery.
  • Microsoft now offers fully licensed and supported Java in Windows Azure.

How do customers benefit?

Customers can now run supported Oracle software on Windows Server Hyper-V and in Windows Azure – giving customers greater deployment flexibility and choice.  Developers can now build on properly licensed and fully supported Java and Oracle Linux on Windows Azure.


How is support for Oracle delivered?

For customers who have Oracle software licenses and support, Oracle delivers support directly to the customers running the Oracle software on Windows Server Hyper-V and Windows Azure.  As additional services are launched as a result of this partnership, more details will be shared on the support model.


What Oracle software is certified and supported on Windows Server Hyper-V and Windows Azure?

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
MOS Note 1563794.1

Oracle software certification documents as related to Windows Server Hyper-V and Windows Azure can be found below:


MOS Note 417770.1
 Oracle Linux Support Policies for Virtualization and Emulation
MOS Note 417770.1


What is Oracle's software licensing policy in Windows Azure?

Oracle provides license mobility for customers who want to run Oracle software on Windows Azure.  See  Licensing Oracle Software in the Cloud Computing Environment.


What does this partnership mean for Oracle's strategy with its own public and private clouds?

Oracle’s strategy is to offer a broad portfolio of solutions for public and private clouds, while giving customers choice and flexibility in how they deploy Oracle software in Oracle clouds as well as other clouds.  Oracle’s partnership with Microsoft enables customers to deploy Oracle software in Microsoft public and private clouds with the confidence of certification and support from Oracle.  Oracle’s commitment and investment in Oracle public and private cloud solutions is unchanged.