Two significant announcements were made last week that are worthy of a call out. They are a clear sign of the commitment and investment Microsoft is making in the cloud.
Microsoft Cloud Solutions Demonstrate Ability to Support Qualified GxP Applications
Microsoft becomes the only major combined IaaS, PaaS and SaaS public cloud provider to enable life sciences organizations to meet GxP qualification requirements, Helping Life Sciences Organizations Achieve and Maintain Compliance in the Cloud
Press Release: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Press/2013/Jun13/06-24MSDIAPR.aspx
Microsoft/Oracle Enterprise Partnership
Microsoft Corp. and Oracle Corp. today 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.
Press Release: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Press/2013/Jun13/06-24WSNewsPR.aspx
Oracle Blog: https://blogs.oracle.com/cloud/entry/oracle_and_microsoft_join_forces