Data center and interconnection company Equinix has expanded the global reach of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure across five continents to help enterprise customers connect to Oracle Cloud.
Recent global market expansions in São Paulo, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Zurich now provide customers in those areas with private and secure connectivity to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect via Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric.)
The long-standing partnership between Oracle and Equinix also now includes Oracle customers using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in the Phoenix data center region to directly connect to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect from Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers in Los Angeles via ECX Fabric. ECX Fabric is an on-demand, software-defined network (SDN) enabled interconnection service.
As part of their digital transformations, enterprises and organizations of all stripes have been migrating their services and applications to clouds such as Oracle Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services, among others
Cloud interconnection on Platform Equinix enables access to applications, databases and other services in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Additionally, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect delivers a secured and dedicated connection between customers' data centers and Oracle Cloud.
With Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect via ECX Fabric, enterprises can migrate and run compute, applications and data workloads to Oracle Cloud in a high-throughput, scalable manner while reducing costs and delivering predictable performance.
In July, Equinix announced it was boosting enterprises' journeys to the hybrid cloud by offering a private cloud on-ramp with Amazon Web Services (AWS.) The boosted capabilities allow enterprises with mission-critical workloads to benefit from lower latency and higher bandwidth features for hybrid cloud architectures on Platform Equinix.
Also in July, Verizon announced its Software-Defined Interconnect (SDI) service that works in tandem with the ECX Fabric by offering organizations with Verizon's MPLS service, which is called Private IP, direct connectivity into Equinix 's IBX data centers.