Equinix to launch Oracle infrastructure in 16 new markets

23 October 2017 | Natalie Bannerman


Equinix is expanding its Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to 16 further data centres across North America and Europe.

Robert Blackburn EquinixAs a result of the expansion, to Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres,  customers can easily connect to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect.

They will do this within the Equinix FR5 IBX data centre in Frankfurt via dedicated cross connects and the Equinix Cloud Exchange (ECX). In addition, the platform integration of Oracle and Equinix platform connects with OCI FastConnect via ECX for customers in eight new metros in North America and seven in Europe.

Robert Blackburn, global managing director of Oracle Strategic Alliance at Equinix, said: "We are excited to continue our collaboration with Oracle and extend this service to multiple US and European metros. The ability to connect directly to Oracle is an essential strategy for enterprises as they deploy workloads to the cloud. By providing direct access, our mutual customers can create a high-speed, dedicated and low-latency connection that allows them to fully realize the benefits of Oracle deployment, while complying with local data sovereignty regulations. We look forward to ongoing collaborations with Oracle, bringing this solution to additional Equinix metro areas across the globe."

In total, the expansion brings the number of Oracle FastConnect enabled Equinix IBX data centres to six and the total number of locations with FactConnect connectivity is 18 global metros. 

The move enables enterprise customers across North America and Europe to migrate and run compute, applications and data workloads to Oracle Cloud in a high-throughput and scalable manner.

"Customers require seamless connectivity from their data centers and networks to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for their most demanding workloads and applications. With Oracle Cloud Infrastructure using FastConnect in Equinix IBX data centers, customers can provision the private connections they need today and easily scale with their growing business demands. We look forward to helping more customers connect to Oracle cloud using FastConnect and ECX in a growing number of markets,"added Kash Iftikhar, vice president of IaaS and public cloud services at Oracle.

Earlier this month, Cloudscene published the results of its Q3 data centre leaderboard and for the three consecutive quarters Equinix has dominated the board as the lead across all three regions even increasing its market share by 8.3% between Q1 to Q3 of 2017.