Cologix, a company providing colocation and interconnection services from 27 data centers across nine strategic North American edge markets, has announced the immediate availability of dedicated and private access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure through Cologix’s data center in Toronto (TOR1). At the same time, Megaport has announced the availability of dedicated access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect, also in Toronto.
The Direct to Oracle FastConnect on-ramp to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure would enrich Cologix’s and Megaport’s cloud eco-system. It enables Canadian enterprises to “seamlessly” use solutions on-premises and in the cloud “with no degradation of functionality or performance.” The program is designed to extend Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s reach to enterprise customers where they are located.
This brings the total number of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure locations enabled via Megaport to five metros across North America and Europe and a total of 14 FastConnect locations, globally. Megaport’s Software Defined Network (SDN) provides on-demand cloud connectivity enabling enterprise customers with dedicated and private access to Oracle’s cloud infrastructure and platform services.
“Businesses are increasingly in need of direct connectivity to their cloud applications to support the increasing volume of mission-critical data produced by next-generation technologies,” said Vincent English, CEO of Megaport. “Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect is a powerful technology which, when combined with Megaport‘s Software Defined Network, allows customers around the world to build optimized cloud strategies. Our work with Oracle enables us to bring this service to market rapidly and provides greater access to Oracle’s integrated services and support for the deployment of critical workloads in this cloud-first era.”
ERP, HCM and CX
“Customers can on-ramp to Oracle FastConnect through a direct interconnection in our TOR1 data center and via interconnection at any of our Canadian data centers in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, providing improved performance, enhanced control, flexibility and scalability to critical business data and functions,” said Bill Fathers, chairman and CEO of Cologix. “We are thrilled to partner with Oracle and to add Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect to our Toronto ecosystem for our Canadian enterprise and network customers.”
Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and now Canada.
“Oracle’s FastConnect service offers connectivity that is more predictable, consistent and available so that businesses everywhere can easily extend IT infrastructure and scale with growing business demands,” said Kash Iftikhar, vice president of product management, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “This service enables customers to achieve seamless connectivity across the data centers and networks they need to support the most mission critical workloads and applications. We’re excited to be offering Canadian customers this capability.”