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Oracle Interconnect for Azure

Oracle Interconnect for Microsoft Azure provides organizations with a simple migration path to a multicloud environment that includes Oracle Database capabilities such as Oracle Exadata Database Service, Autonomous Database, and MySQL HeatWave. Customers can innovate using the best of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and Microsoft Azure with seamless interoperability. This low-latency, private connection between two leading cloud providers brings flexible innovation while maximizing return on investment. Interconnect pricing is port-based and there are no additional charges for bandwidth consumed.

OCI is recognized as a Visionary in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services.

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Achieve Multicloud Freedom

Carl Olofson, lead IDC database analyst, provides an analysis of Oracle’s multicloud strategy and concludes that “Oracle and Microsoft have provided a solution that is intended to offer enterprises a way to achieve multicloud freedom.”

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Announced at Microsoft Inspire 2022

Larry Ellison and Satya Nadella announced Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure, bringing the enterprise-grade performance, availability, and automation of Oracle Database to Azure customers.

Oracle and Microsoft have many mutual customers across all verticals. With the partnership and interconnect, joint customers can migrate their workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure(OCI) and Microsoft Azure without the need for complex re-architecture or re-platforming.

Dave McCarthy Research Vice President, IDC

Why use Oracle Interconnect for Azure

Combine capabilities of two cloud vendors

Innovate using the best combination of Oracle’s and Microsoft’s cloud services based on their features, performance, and pricing.

Use private, low-latency connectivity

Use a direct Interconnect between OCI and Microsoft Azure that provides <2ms latency for superior multicloud network performance.

Run Azure-based applications with high-speed Oracle databases

Maximize application performance by connecting directly to Oracle Autonomous Database, Exadata Database Service, and MySQL HeatWave environments in OCI.

Unify data management across clouds

Run applications, including Oracle E-Business Suite, on OCI with distributed data stores on OCI and Microsoft Azure.

MESTEC runs up to 600% faster with Oracle Autonomous Database and Azure Interconnect
Life Sciences
Integra LifeSciences increases performance by up to 140% with OCI-Azure multicloud deployment
High Technology
iAdvantage runs transactions 3-4X faster with Oracle Autonomous Database and the Azure Interconnect
High Technology
Snap Vision helps retailers sell smarter with the OCI’s Kubernetes and Azure Interconnect
Features of Oracle Azure Interconnect

Oracle Interconnect for Azure features

Globally available cloud infrastructure
OCI is available in 41 regions globally, including 12 Azure Interconnect regions.

Cost-effective connectivity
Zero data ingress/egress charges can provide significant cost savings.

High throughput
Integra LifeSciences uses the Interconnect to transfer terabytes of data nightly.

Joint support model
Supported by both OCI and Microsoft Azure.

Automation with Terraform
Automate provisioning using resources from OCI Architecture Center and Microsoft Azure.

Learn more about OCI for multicloud

Explore Oracle Interconnect for Azure

Technology integration

By using Oracle FastConnect and Azure ExpressRoute, customers can seamlessly build a private interconnection between their OCI and Microsoft Azure environments. The Interconnect also enables joint customers to take advantage of a unified identity and access management platform that leads to cost savings. Cloud engineers can set up SSO between Microsoft Azure and OCI for their Oracle applications, such as PeopleSoft, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, and E-Business Suite. Having a federated SSO makes the integration seamless and allows users to authenticate only once to access multiple applications, without signing in separately to access each application.

  • Direct connection between cloud vendors
  • <2ms latency for traffic between OCI and Microsoft Azure
  • Pricing is based solely on port capacities for OCI FastConnect and Azure ExpressRoute Local Circuit
  • No charges for inbound or outbound bandwidth consumed

Application interoperability

With Oracle Interconnect for Azure, customers have access to tested, validated, and supported deployments for packaged, cloud native, custom, and third-party applications to assist with ongoing innovation while leveraging existing environments. The traffic between Azure and Oracle Cloud flows directly through the private physical connection with round-trip latency of under 2 ms. Customers can further restrict the flow of traffic by using network security groups (NSGs) and security lists.

  • Deploy Oracle Autonomous Database on OCI and Microsoft Power BI on Microsoft Azure
  • Deploy Oracle Exadata Database Service on OCI and Microsoft Azure front-end
  • Deploy MySQL Database Service with HeatWave on OCI and microservices-based applications on Microsoft Azure
  • Deploy Oracle WebLogic and Oracle Database on OCI and connect it to a .Net application and Microsoft SQL Server on Microsoft Azure

Collaborative support model

Oracle Interconnect for Azure offers a seamless issue resolution process that can be initiated through Microsoft or Oracle when an issue is encountered. For customers who have Oracle software licenses and support, Oracle delivers support directly to customers who are running Oracle software on Windows Server Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure. As additional services are launched as a result of this partnership, more details will be shared on the support model.

  • Raise issues with Oracle or Microsoft
  • Joint resolution by both cloud vendors
  • Oracle support will request customer’s permission to engage with Microsoft directly; similar resolution model applies to Microsoft

Disaster recovery (DR)

To enable customers to deploy an effective DR architecture, Oracle is working towards providing more than one Interconnect region in each geography, such as US East and US West in North America. Every Interconnect circuit (ExpressRoute and FastConnect) comes with a redundant circuit on the same POP but different physical router, providing high availability.

  • The cost of FastConnect is the same across all the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure regions. There are no separate ingress or egress data charges.
  • The cost of Azure ExpressRoute varies across regions. Oracle recommends using the Local setting which has no separate ingress or egress charges.
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See how our architects and other customers deploy a wide range of workloads, from enterprise apps to HPC, from microservices to data lakes. Understand the best practices, hear from other customer architects in our Built & Deployed series, and even deploy many workloads with our "click to deploy" capability—or do it yourself from our GitHub repo.

Try 20+ Always Free cloud services, with a 30-day trial for even more

Oracle offers a Free Tier with no time limits on more than 20 services such as Compute, Storage, and Autonomous Database, as well as US$300 in free credits to try additional cloud services. Get the details and sign up for your free account today.

  • What’s included with Oracle Cloud Free Tier?

    • AMD and Arm Compute VMs
    • 200 GB total block storage
    • 10 GB object storage
    • 2 Autonomous Databases, 20 GB each
    • 10 TB outbound data transfer per month
    • 10+ more Always Free services
    • US$300 in free credits for 30 days for even more

Learn with a hands-on lab

The best way to learn is to try it yourself. Use our tutorials and hands-on labs with the Oracle Cloud Free Tier, your own Oracle Cloud tenancy, or for selected solutions in an Oracle-provided free lab environment.

  • Configuring Virtual Cloud Network Peering

    In this lab you will explore VCN peering by creating 2 compute instances and configuring routing.

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  • Configuring NAT Gateway for Private Compute Instance Workshop

    In this lab you will set up a highly scalable, secure, and fully managed NAT gateway in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

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  • Get Started with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Core Services

    In this lab you will explore basic OCI services: networking, compute, storage and more.

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  • Configuring Private DNS

    In this lab you will learn how to set up Private DNS zones views and resolvers

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See how much you can save with OCI

Oracle Cloud pricing is simple, with consistent low pricing worldwide, supporting a wide range of use cases. To estimate your low rate, check out the cost estimator and configure the services to suit your needs.

Experience the difference

  • 1/4 the outbound bandwidth costs
  • 3X the compute price-performance
  • Same low price in every region
  • Low pricing without long term commitments

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