Verizon offers businesses direct access to Oracle's cloud


Verizon is making the Oracle Cloud available to business customers via its Cloud Interconnect services line, allowing enterprises to more readily transition on their own timeline.

By offering Verizon Secure Cloud Interconnect for Oracle FastConnect, business customers can connect to Oracle Cloud data center sites located in the United States and Europe. 

A key element of this service, particularly for Oracle’s customers is getting local connectivity from Verizon. Getting access to in-region connectivity to Oracle’s Cloud facilities helps improve performance by reducing latency and providing quality of service.

At the same time, enterprises take advantage of the new service’s SDN capabilities to gain greater control and agility over their cloud environments. Some of the features include consumption-based bandwidth, pre-provisioned on-demand resources, controlled application performance and varying classes of service that can be provisioned via Verizon’s Dynamic Network Manager.

Although cloud adoption amongst larger enterprises is still relatively nascent, a recent cloud research report conducted by Turbonomic and Verizon revealed that over 70 percent of large enterprises surveyed currently use or plan to use multiple clouds to deliver IT services in the next three years.

Verizon Secure Cloud Interconnect for Oracle FastConnect supports Oracle’s broader portfolio of Fast Connect services, which allow customers to establish a secure high-speed private MPLS connection between their existing IT infrastructure and the cloud compute resources on the Oracle Cloud. 

Oracle delivers these services via a set of offerings within the Oracle Network Cloud Service portfolio, which is designed to give enterprises consistent network performance, as well as hybrid cloud deployment options.

Now that Verizon had added Oracle to its Secure Cloud Interconnect platform, the service provider offers access to nine cloud providers at over 20 global peering locations in North America, Latin America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

Besides Oracle, Verizon offers access to other cloud players, including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, HPE Rapid Connect, and others.  

Business customers can access Secure Cloud Interconnect via a wireline Private IP connection or its 4G LTE service in 165 markets.

This latest pact with Oracle illustrates Verizon’s evolving SDN vision.

Verizon announced in April 2015 that it started to implement software-defined networking throughout its networks to improve service timeline.

As part of the SDN plan, Verizon initially employed help of five of its key vendor partners: Alcatel-Lucent/Nokia, Cisco, Ericsson, Juniper Networks and Nokia. However, the telco is not opposed to enlisting the help of emerging vendors.

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