Microsoft announces general availability of Oracle Software on Windows Azure, additional updates to platform

Today, as an extension to the strategic partnership with Oracle initially announced last June, Microsoft unveiled that Oracle’s mission critical software is now generally available to all Windows Azure customers. Oracle Database, Oracle WebLogic Server and Java on Windows Azure are now generally available with license-included virtual machine images.This delivers on Microsoft’s broader commitment to openness, empowering customers with the flexibility and choice to embrace the cloud on their terms. Additionally, Microsoft announced Windows Azure Traffic Manager support for Windows Azure Web Sites, bringing increased integration to Windows Azure as part of its regular updates. With this update, customers can enjoy the benefits of load balancing or redirection of web traffic across multiple regions using the performance, failover or round-robin Traffic Manager rules.

Go to the Windows Azure blog for more information.