CenturyLink launches dedicated access to Oracle Cloud

18 July 2018 | James Pearce


CenturyLink has announced a new dedicated and private access service to Oracle Cloud through the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect platform.

The service, which will be offered through CenturyLink Cloud Connect Solutions, will allow CenturyLink customers to set up a direct, secure connection that does not use the public internet to link to Oracle Cloud, potentially boosting performance and reliability.

CenturyLink is a silver level member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) – Oracle’s partner program that allows its partners to develop, sell and implement its solutions, including cloud connect products.

The new collaboration with CenturyLink means Oracle customers will be able to acquire reliable network access to their cloud data and applications from North America and Europe via both Wavelengths and MEF 2.0-certified Carrier Ethernet services.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect enables enterprise cloud connectivity to Oracle Cloud from trusted enterprise data centers. Connecting directly to the Oracle Cloud through Oracle FastConnect enables a fast, private connection to an integrated cloud platform with a complete range of services across Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).

CenturyLink’s Cloud Connect uses its global network and offers wavelength, Ethernet services and IP VPN connectivity options.

"Our integration with Oracle FastConnect provides our customers a network experience that matches their cloud experience," said Chris McReynolds, vice president of core network services, CenturyLink. 

"In today's rapidly changing IT environment, our customers need a network that can adapt with their cloud workloads. Our Ethernet Services connectivity offers real-time network visibility and dynamic bandwidth, providing enterprises with control and scalability across their entire cloud ecosystem."