Global interconnection and colocation data center company, Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX), has announced immediate availability of dedicated, private access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – Oracle’s “next-generation” IaaS offering – via the Equinix Cloud Exchange.
This direct access would enable enterprise customers to migrate applications and data to Oracle Cloud in a “high-performance, low latency” manner for optimal user experience.
Access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure will initially be available via Oracle Cloud Network Service – FastConnect in the Equinix Washington, D.C., International Business Exchange (IBX) data center, with additional markets expected throughout the year.
Customers needing to perform analytics on large data sets residing in Oracle databases can now host their Oracle technology solutions on-premises inside Equinix and, with FastConnect on Equinix Cloud Exchange. They’re now also able to extend their existing network directly into the Oracle Cloud, removing data size limits and provide lower latency, higher throughput and network-level security protection – all in a highly scalable solution. This would be ideal for data privacy, regulatory compliance and data sovereignty scenarios.
Customers looking to consolidate databases into Oracle Exadata Cloud Service yet have little or no capacity in their current data center can place their Oracle Exadata Cloud Service racks inside Equinix and directly connect to Oracle cloud for high availability, disaster recovery and backup.
This announcement builds on previous collaborations between Equinix and Oracle to offer direct access to Oracle’s full suite of cloud services – both PaaS and SaaS solutions – in multiple markets around the globe.
“As more and more enterprise CIOs deploy interconnection oriented architectures, direct connections like these are critical to their success,” said Charles Meyers, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Equinix. “The ability to connect directly to Oracle is an essential strategy for CIOs as they deploy workloads to the cloud edge, closer to users and adjacent to related cloud services. Oracle’s common cloud architecture allows customers the choice to leverage Oracle cloud, deploy customer-owned assets inside Equinix, or enable a hybrid solution utilizing both. Offering direct connectivity to Oracle from Platform Equinix is another key step in helping CIOs who are seeking to capture the tremendous benefits of hybrid cloud as the IT architecture of choice. We look forward to ongoing collaborations with Oracle, bringing this solution to Equinix data centers across the globe.”
The Equinix Cloud Exchange is currently available in 21 markets globally – Amsterdam, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Osaka, Paris, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Zurich.
Oracle FastConnect, providing private access to Oracle Cloud on Equinix Cloud Exchange is scheduled to be available in six markets globally – Washington, D.C., Chicago, Amsterdam, London, Sydney and others by the end of 2017.