10 July 2017
| James Pearce
Equinix has launched a dedicated, private access to Oracle Cloud through its international business exchange (IBX) located in Sydney, Australia.
The global interconnection company
will offer the private access through the Oracle Cloud Network
Service – FastConnect, and the Equinix Cloud Exchange,
allowing its partners to use Oracle’s
infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service
(PaaS) offerings by migrating compute, applications, and data
to Oracle Cloud.
According to a report from analysts IDC, 67% of all
Australian organisations are embracing cloud, using public or
private services for more than one or two applications or
workloads. The partnership between Equinix and Oracle will
allow these businesses to establish direct connectivity between
their private IT infrastructure and Oracle Cloud.
This latest agreement builds on previous announcements
between Equinix and Oracle to offer direct connection to
several Oracle PaaS and IaaS services, including database,
Java, integration, analytics, compute and storage – in
multiple regions around the globe, bringing the total number of
countries to five.
Jeremy Deutsch, managing director of Equinix Australia,
said: "With interconnection emerging as a catalyst of revenue
growth for many Australian businesses, being able to securely
and directly connect to cloud and network services is critical.
Our goal at Equinix has always been to help our
enterprise customers realize the full benefits of the cloud
– without worrying about application latency or cost
"We are thrilled to be bringing Oracle direct access to our
customers in Australia. This private, direct access reduces
network costs, increases throughput, and provides a more
consistent network experience than Internet-based
Rob Willis, MD of Oracle Australia, added: "This
collaboration further expands our existing cloud offering,
which already includes local delivery of applications, platform
and infrastructure services from within Australia, as well as
via the Public Cloud and through our unique Cloud at Customer
offer – which is like putting the public cloud in your
own data centre.
"The availability of the new Sydney Region is already
accelerating the faster adoption of services locally, as well
as throughout the rest of APAC, given its proximity to Sydney
as a hub. It helps us continue our commitment to giving
customers unprecedented choice and flexibility in how they work
and making the adoption of cloud as easy as possible."
Equinix Cloud Exchange,