Interconnection and datacentre company, Equinix, and Cloud applications and platform services company, Oracle, have inked an agreement to provide dedicated, direct access to Oracle Public Platform and Infrastructure Services, via the Equinix Cloud Exchange in six markets worldwide.
The Oracle Cloud enables customers and partners to build new applications, extend Oracle SaaS applications, and migrate existing on-premises applications to the Cloud. Sydney is one of the markets on the list, alongside Amsterdam, Chicago, London, Singapore, and Washington, D.C.
Oracle product development president, Thomas Kurian, claimed by offering direct connection via the Equinix Cloud Exchange, Oracle’s customers will have access to its Cloud services in a secure and high-performing environment.
“As one of the largest Cloud platforms in the world and a market leader in enterprise software, Oracle brings strategic value to Equinix Cloud Exchange and its enterprise customers, particularly as the company continues to mirror its enterprise product suite in the Cloud.
“Enterprises will now be able to safely, securely and seamlessly connect their existing Oracle applications, databases, compute and storage to Oracle’s new IaaS and PaaS public Clouds,” he said.
He indicated global trends around Big Data and analytics with business investment in database and Cloud-based applications will continue to drive more interest in Oracle’s Cloud services, and access to SaaS applications in Oracle Cloud – including mobile and analytics.
“We are proud to expand the relationship with Equinix with the Equinix Cloud Exchange offering. This will now provide added flexibility to our enterprise customers to pick the network services that are best suited for their diverse workloads,” Kurian said.
According to Equinix CEO and president, Steve Smith, enterprise CIOs are looking to the Cloud to improve performance of key business applications and gain cost efficiencies.
However, he claimed they view security and performance as key challenges associated with moving business applications into the Cloud.
“Equinix Cloud Exchange addresses these concerns via direct connection to multiple Clouds and services, including Oracle, allowing customers to easily create connections to Cloud-based business applications while reducing the application latency often associated with traditional Cloud access.
“By connecting to the Equinix Cloud Exchange, Oracle expands its platform reach and offers the private connectivity options that enterprise customers require for dynamic, flexible, hybrid multi-Cloud architectures.
“The addition of Oracle Cloud to Equinix Cloud Exchange strengthens our ability to help our customers successfully execute on their business strategies,” he said.