In a new Oracle blog post, Leo Leung, vice president, product management, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, provided an update on Oracle’s Interconnect for Azure strategy.
“Just as companies have long relied on more than a single software provider, they are now adopting multiple cloud providers to run their important operations. That’s why, almost three years ago, Oracle and Microsoft announced plans with Microsoft for a series of cloud ‘interconnects’ that, as the name implies, connect their respective clouds,” said Leung.
Earlier this year, Oracle rolled out its ninth and tenth Oracle Interconnect for Azure in Phoenix and Seoul. It has since added an eleventh in Singapore with more to come soon, said Leung. These interconnect locations ensure that the many companies that might run Oracle Autonomous Database on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) can connect to Microsoft Azure analytics tools and AI workloads on Azure without needing to copy data. Customers can also run applications on Azure with Oracle Applications such as E-Business Suite on OCI as part of a single solution.
According to Leung, businesses want this “best of both clouds” experience, and Oracle is aiming to meet that demand with its high-speed private network connections, and by simplifying the management and monitoring of both companies’ applications.
Software providers long ago abandoned the idea that they could satisfy all of a company’s applications needs, and similarly no single cloud can provide for a customer’s total cloud needs, said Leung. And just as application providers worked to make their software packages work together, Oracle Interconnect for Azure is the start of an era of competitive cooperation between cloud vendors that puts the needs of their customers first.