26 June 2018
| James Pearce
Megaport has made a dedicated and private access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect available in London.
The launch of dedicated access in London brings the total
number of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure locations enabled by
Megaport to four metros in North America and Europe, with 13
FastConnect locations available globally.
The service is enabled by Megaport’s software
defined network (SDN) which offers on-demand cloud connectivity
to enterprise customers with dedicated links to
Oracle’s infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and
platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings.
With the launch of Oracle’s new FastConnect
services in London, Megaport customers have the option to
bypass the public internet to connect to Oracle European cloud
infrastructure from anywhere on Megaport’s global
"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.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect is a powerful product
which, when combined with Megaport’s Software
Defined Network, allows customers around the world to build
optimised cloud strategies," said Vincent English, CEO,
"Our tight alignment 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."
Megaport also announced it is enhancing hybrid network
connections to Google Cloud’s global network with
its SDN capability.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect allows enterprises
to connect to Oracle Cloud through partner data centres, with a
direct connection to services and applications with include
solutions for ERP, HCM and CX.
EdgeConneX is another company that recently
announced an expansion of its Oracle Cloud offering. The
company said it will offer dedicated and private access to
Oracle Cloud through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)
FastConnect from its Edge Data Centres (EDCs).