Once fierce rivals Microsoft and VMware are reportedly planning to announce a partnership that will allow VNware software to run on Azure's cloud service.
According to The Information, the two companies are jointly developing software that will let their customers more easily run computing jobs, which rely on VMware software, inside Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing service.
An official announcement is expected in the coming weeks, according to the report.
Both VMware and Microsoft declined to provide any comment.
The effort would provide a bridge for businesses to more easily move computing chores from their own private data centers, where VMware’s software is a critical ingredient to Microsoft’s cloud service.