Oracle on Thursday announced that its interoperability partnership with Microsoft Azure is expanding to Canada, with a new interconnect location in Toronto. As Oracle continues to build out its own infrastructure offerings, partnering with a larger cloud vendor like Microsoft is helping Oracle’s cloud business make inroads with companies that are adopting multi-cloud strategies.
“Pretty much all customers these days are choosing a multi-cloud strategy,” Clay Magouyrk, SVP of cloud engineering for Oracle, said to ZDNet. “This interconnect enables people who are doing multi-cloud to know that the cloud providers are standing together behind that. Microsoft and Oracle are the first to cloud providers to actually offer something like that, which is a really big you know milestone in the in the industry overall.”