Prior to selecting Oracle Exadata, Equinix had implemented a do-it-yourself infrastructure environment comprised of Oracle Database with servers combined with storage and networking products from multiple vendors. By moving its global interconnection platform to the Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Equinix would be able to run applications “an estimated 30 to 40 percent faster with some workloads showing more than 100 percent improvement.”
Data center provider Equinix currently serves nearly 10,000 customers globally, including the world’s largest cloud providers, Fortune 500 enterprises and Global 2000 companies. Equinix has experienced significant performance improvement for transaction processing and data warehousing analytics since implementing Oracle Exadata. With Oracle Exadata, thousands of Equinix users around the world would now access their business support systems “with ultra-low IO latencies.”
“Our investment in Oracle Exadata has proven valuable and has exceeded our expectations,” said Milind Wagle, executive vice president and global chief information officer, Equinix. “Not only is Oracle a strategic alliance partner with Equinix, we also consider it an important solution provider trusted to run our mission-critical applications around the world.”
Multiple Cloud Providers
Equinix is implementing Oracle Exadata in a cloud-adjacent architecture environment. This interconnection architecture would enable its global user base to access various applications across multiple cloud providers utilizing “the exceptional performance” of Oracle Database deployed on Exadata systems located in Equinix IBX data center locations and interconnected via Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric).
“It’s a strong validation of our strategy to see Equinix, one of the world’s largest providers of interconnected colocation data centers, relying on Oracle Exadata to ensure its customers benefit from superior cloud and infrastructure performance on a 24/7 basis, no matter where they are in the world,” said Juan Loaiza, executive vice president, Mission-Critical Database Technologies, Oracle. “Oracle Exadata powers the Oracle Autonomous Database, Exadata Cloud Service, and Gen 2 Exadata Cloud at Customer, and is the premiere platform for running Oracle Database workloads in the cloud and on-premises.”