Equinix expands Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Equinix expands global footprint of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

19 September 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Equinix has expanded the global reach of its Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to help enterprises across five continents connect to Oracle cloud on Platform Equinix.

By expanding its reach in São Paulo, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Zurich, customers in those metros now have private and highly secure connectivity to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect via Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric). In addition, customers in the Phoenix data centre region can directly connect to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect from Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres in Los Angeles via ECX Fabric.

“Companies today are faced with continuously changing business demands that require a new level of speed, reliability and security,” said Vinay Kumar, vice president of product management, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “With Oracle Cloud Infrastructure using FastConnect in Equinix IBX data centres, customers can provision the private connections they need today to scale with these growing demands. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect offers a simple port-based pricing model, with no additional egress or ingress bandwidth charges, providing amazing value to data-intensive workloads. We look forward to helping more customers move workloads to Oracle Cloud using FastConnect and ECX Fabric in a growing number of markets."

A customer and user of this service, U.S. Silica Holdings, recently deployed Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect via ECX Fabric for interconnection to their corporate network. In doing so, the company has improved application performance for its end users in offices across the US, while at the same time using ECX Fabric to achieve continuous data synchronisation with their data recovery sites.

“As companies around the world are prioritising digital transformation as a way to gain a competitive advantage, we’re seeing increased customer demand to migrate Oracle workloads to Oracle Cloud,” added Robert Blackburn, global managing director of Oracle Strategic Alliance, Equinix. “The reality is that companies that are adopting digital transformation are thriving, and those that are not are being left behind. With this direct access, our mutual customers can create a high-speed, low-latency connection that allows them to fully realise the benefits of their Oracle deployment. We are excited to deepen our collaboration with Oracle and offer this service in these new metros across the globe.”

Last month, Oracle launched its Generation 2 cloud into four new locations across four continents. Following the launch of its cloud in Toronto, Tokyo and Seoul, the new locations include Mumbai, India; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Sydney, Australia; and Zurich, Switzerland.