Equinix to Launch Direct Access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in 16 Additional Markets
The expansion brings the total number of Equinix IBX data centers where Oracle FastConnect is deployed to six and total number of locations where connectivity to FastConnect is available to 18 metros, globally.
- New North American metros where access to OCI FastConnect is now available via ECX include
Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Silicon Valleyand Toronto. This adds to the existing North American OCI FastConnectdeployment at Equinixin Washington, D.C.
- In addition to
Frankfurt, new European metros where OCI FastConnect is now available via ECX include Amsterdam, Dublin, London, Manchester, Paris, Stockholmand Zurich.
- This expansion will enable enterprise customers across
North Americaand Europeto migrate and run compute, applications and data workloads to Oracle Cloud in a high-throughput, scalable manner that delivers consistent and predictable performance. This marks a significant investment in the Equinixand Oraclerelationship, building upon Oracle'shighly successful and growing OCI FastConnect Classic service previously launched in 2015 and deployed in Equinix IBX data centers in Amsterdam, Chicago, London, Sydneyand Washington, D.C.
- Whether a customer requires direct connection to
Oracleas part of a broader interconnection strategy, or if they need to migrate data-heavy applications to the cloud, connection to OCI inside Equinixis a highly scalable solution for many enterprise users. It can further a customer's efforts to address increasing data privacy and other regulatory requirements and general data sovereignty concerns.
- Interconnection is paramount for companies across
North Americaand Europe. In fact, according to the Global Interconnection Index, a market study published recently by Equinix, the U.S. is the largest and most advanced region for Interconnection Bandwidth growth, with 82 percent of enterprises' bandwidth expected to be dedicated to interconnection to networks and cloud by 2020. The Index also found that Interconnection Bandwidth in Europeis expected to grow 44% per annum to reach 1,450+ Tbps by 2020. Europe'sgrowth in Interconnection will be driven by a number of factors, including data sovereignty and the need for European businesses to exchange information with other businesses and services, like Oracle, in-region.
- Oracle Cloud delivers nearly 1,000 SaaS applications and 50 enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS services to customers in more than 195 countries around the world, and supports 55 billion transactions each day.
Robert Blackburn, Global Managing Director, Oracle Strategic Alliance, Equinix
"We are excited to continue our collaboration with
Oracleand extend this service to multiple U.S. and European metros. The ability to connect directly to Oracleis 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 Oracledeployment, while complying with local data sovereignty regulations. We look forward to ongoing collaborations with Oracle, bringing this solution to additional Equinixmetro areas across the globe." Kash Iftikhar, Vice President IaaS, Public Cloud Services, Oracle
"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
Oraclecloud using FastConnect and ECX in a growing number of markets."
- Learn more about the Global Interconnection Index
- Learn more about Equinix Cloud Exchange
- Learn more about Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
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This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX data centers and developing, deploying and delivering
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