Microsoft and Oracle extend their international cloud love-in



Toronto, Canada skyline

The two partners are already closely playing together in the US and the UK to better serve the data connectivity needs of customers.

Microsoft and Oracle have expanded their cloud interoperability partnership to Canada to help joint customers worldwide run their mission-critical workloads across Oracle Cloud and Microsoft Azure.

The deployed interconnectivity means enterprises can now build workloads that “seamlessly interoperate” between Microsoft and Oracle cloud regions in Canada, said the partners.

The interconnect means less latency or delay, which enables better data transfer and application interaction between clouds. It also supports a broader spectrum of workloads using resources available on both sides.

The connected clouds in Canada build on the existing partnership announced in June of 2019. Oracle and Microsoft have already created an interconnect in Ashburn, Virginia and in London, UK.

Vinay Kumar, vice president for product management at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, said: “The partnership has received a huge amount of interest, as 80% of enterprises use a combination of Microsoft and Oracle software to run their businesses.

“As cloud computing becomes ubiquitous, and businesses rely on multiple cloud providers, the partnership makes managing companies’ most important cloud workloads significantly easier. These workloads include financial planning, inventory, sales applications and their underlying databases.”

The Canadian expansion will also deliver improved customer service and support, enterprises were promised.

“The global demand for running applications and databases in multi-cloud environments continues to accelerate,” said Clay Magouyrk, senior vice president of engineering at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “With the new interconnect, our Canadian customers can now take advantage of a nearly seamless cloud integration between leading enterprise cloud providers.”

Microsoft and Oracle plan to make the direct interconnect available in additional regions, including on the US West Coast, in a US government specific region, in Asia and in mainland Europe.