In an effort to support customers hybrid cloud strategies, Oracle Corp. and VMware, Inc. have announced an expanded partnership, which they say will allow customers to leverage the enterprise software and cloud products that the two companies offer.
More specifically, this will let customers to run VMware Cloud Foundation on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, allowing for an easy migration of VMware vSphere workloads to Oracle’s Generation 2 Cloud Infrastructure.
“As more of our customers make the move to cloud, they’re looking for a superior VMware experience. We are excited that Oracle Cloud customers will be able to run VMware workloads in Oracle Cloud and retain VMware administrative access,” said Don Johnson, executive vice-president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, in a press release. “This is made possible by Layer 2 networking in the cloud and our bare metal service. Customers will be able to extend existing VMware investments, processes, and tools while benefiting from the security and performance of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.”
Additionally, Oracle will also be offering technical support for any Oracle software running in VMware environments for both on-premise data centers and Oracle-certified cloud environments.
“Oracle and VMware are technology providers that we depend on to run our organization successfully. As a longtime customer of both companies, we are pleased that this partnership demonstrates – with decisive clarity – that Oracle products are indeed supported,” said Dan Young, the chief data architect and manager of enterprise database administration at Indiana University. “This gives us even greater confidence that we have strategic partners that are working together in our best interest to help ensure that in the event something goes wrong, we are fully supported and will face minimal disruption in our operations.”
Oracle is now a member of the VMware Cloud Provider Program, with the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution to be sold by Oracle and its partners. The solution is to be based on VMware Cloud Foundation and will deliver a full-stack software-defined data center which will include VMware vSphere, vSAN, and NSX.
This will also provide customers access to Oracle services like Oracle Exadata Cloud Service, Oracle Autonomous Database, and Oracle Database Cloud, while also allowing customers to leverage Oracle’s global reach to scale without the need to establish their own data centers.
This comes just a few days after an announcement of changes to VMware’s partner program.