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BREAKING NEWS: If you’re going to use Oracle, it’s in Windows Azure

And we’ll support you!

Oracle

Today Microsoft and Oracle announce the availability of Oracle virtual machine images on Windows Azure.  As you may recall, on June 24 of this year (which happens to be my birthday every year), we announced..

“…a partnership that will enable customers to run Oracle software on Windows Server Hyper-V and in Windows Azure. Customers will be able to deploy Oracle software — including Java, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server — on Windows Server Hyper-V or in Windows Azure and receive full support from Oracle.”

In Windows Azure, try creating a new virtual machine.  In the gallery of VM images, you’ll notice the new additions…

Oracle Platform Images

Oracle Platform Images

(HINT: If you don’t already have a Windows Azure subscription, you can try $200 of it for a month for free.)

If you want some instructions on how to create and use these images, check out the MSDN page: Oracle Virtual Machine Images for Windows Azure

And here’s the blog post in our “In the Cloud” blog: Oracle OpenWorld 2013: Oracle’s Mission-critical Software and Microsoft’s Enterprise-grade Cloud

The Oracle images are currently “in preview”, which means they’re not (yet) intended for production use.  Click HERE for pricing and licensing details, including the “license mobility” that Oracle provides.

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