The two biggest enterprise cloud platforms now talk to each other.

If you haven’t been paying attention, that’s huge news. Oracle Cloud and Microsoft Azure now have cross-cloud migration. They talk to each other and work together, and that means a lot of things for enterprises. It means opportunity to take advantage of the strengths of both. It means tying together systems that formerly had to be separated. And it means a lot of headaches for security.

Let’s take it a piece at a time.

The two platforms

Oracle Cloud has a huge market share in ERP and ERP analytics, which makes it the platform of choice for a lot of enterprises. Microsoft knows they need to help their customers do things that they can’t do on premises. Infrastructure as a service is big business for enterprises, and Microsoft has provided services on premises for companies for a long time.

Allowing Azure and Oracle Cloud to talk to each other makes several things possible:

  • Dedicated interconnection. Microsoft and Oracle are building dedicated low-latency connections between their servers over a private network and rolling them out around the world. Latency between the two locations is at a very acceptable level for cross-platform implementation.
  • Cross-platform partner services. As time goes on, partner services that are made for both platforms will be available for the connected platforms too.
  • Development templates and best practices. Microsoft and Oracle are working together to generate documentation for the implementation of their services together.
  • Unified support, identity and access. Active Directory has been a very common enterprise login solution for ages. Now AD can be an identity provider for oracle. Logins are getting unified. And support is too, so either company will provide support for both.

Some of the biggest companies in the world are working towards using these platforms together—companies like Halliburton and Gap which use Microsoft and Oracle for different roles within the same enterprise.

Creating a shared environment

Oracle and Microsoft have both put together articles explaining what to expect. If you’re trying to create a shared environment, you need to be up to date on what tools these companies provide.

Or you could hire someone to do it for you.

LSG Solutions has worked with Oracle platforms for years and we know our way around them intimately. We understand how this integration will work and we can help your company put something together that works for your particular situation. Talk to us today and find out what we can do for you.

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