BT to provide Oracle with direct access to cloud

28 June 2016 |

BT and Oracle have entered into a partnership in which the latter’s customers will have access to BT Cloud Connect environment, connecting directly to the Oracle Cloud.

Oracle's customers will have the ability to use a private connection based on BT’s IP connect VPN service designed to predictably, securely and consistently transfer large volumes of data between the Oracle Cloud and their own on-premises environment. 

“Cloud is the fastest growing part of Oracle’s business,” said Thomas Kurian, president of Product Development at Oracle. “This partnership will help our customers leveraging the Oracle Cloud execute on their business strategies by taking advantage of the breadth and depth of BT’s global network and its Cloud Connect offering for their high bandwidth connectivity needs.”

BT will connect directly to Oracle’s Cloud locations in Amsterdam and London, giving customers access from anywhere in the world to services provided in European data centres. The pre-provisioning via BT Cloud Connect is expected to reduce the typical dedicated connection deployment time from months to days. Oracle claims to support 70 million users and more than 34 billion transactions daily across 19 data centres globally. 

Luis Alvarez, CEO of global services at BT, said that direct and reliable access to data and applications hosted in cloud environments has become critical to organisations as a result of digitalisation. 

“We are accelerating our drive to be the world’s leading cloud services integrator and I am proud that BT is becoming the first global network services provider to offer direct access to the Oracle Cloud,” said Alvarez.