Posted On: Sep 21, 2010

Amazon Web Services and Oracle have just announced that a wide selection of Oracle enterprise software has been certified to run on Amazon EC2 using Oracle Virtual Machine. For the first time, customers who power their businesses with Oracle software will be able to fully leverage the scalability, reliability, and utility-based pricing model of Amazon Web Services for production workloads with support from Oracle and AWS.

All products certified on the Oracle VM, including enterprise applications such as Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise, Oracle’s Siebel CRM, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Database, and Oracle Linux will now be certified to run on Amazon EC2 using Oracle VM. This certification allows customers to apply standard Oracle partitioned licensing models to software running on Amazon EC2 without restrictions.

Oracle and AWS will publish a set of pre-configured platform and application templates as Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) allowing instances to run on Oracle VM. In addition to minimizing installation and hardware maintenance costs, these templates reduce implementation times from days to minutes. Initial templates will be available for Oracle Linux, Oracle Database 11gR2, the Oracle E-Business Suite, and Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies including Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Business Process Management. Future releases will include templates for PeopleSoft Enterprise, Siebel CRM, and Oracle’s JD Edwards applications.

For more information on running Oracle Applications on Amazon EC2 or to register to be notified when application templates become available, visit