Microsoft and Oracle announced on Wednesday that they've reached an agreement to make two of their cloud computing services work together with high speed links to their data centers. The agreement aims to target big business users and is primarily advanced against cloud computing leader Amazon.com’s Amazon Web Services.
The high-speed link between the two data centers would start with the eastern regions in the U.S. before moving elsewhere. The agreement also has the provision to let joint users log into services from either company with a single username, so as to get tech support from either company.
This move is also consistent with both companies’ aim of moving computing tasks currently handled in their own data centers to cloud providers. Previously, Microsoft has had a deal with German software maker SAP SE and Adobe Inc. to make their services work better together.
According to Microsoft’s cloud chief Scott Guthrie, with Oracle’s enterprise expertise, "this alliance is a natural choice for Microsoft, as it is expected to help our joint customers accelerate the migration of enterprise applications and databases to the public cloud."