Equinix Cloud Exchange Brings New Level of Interconnection and Potential to the Cloud with Oracle Cloud

Sean Iraca
Equinix Cloud Exchange Brings New Level of Interconnection and Potential to the Cloud with Oracle Cloud


Cloud growth is happening everywhere, but industry experts are especially bullish when it comes to Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) and related database management services in the cloud. 451 Research estimates that DBaaS providers will generate $1.8 billion in revenue by 2016, and MarketsandMarkets sees the cloud database and DBaaS market at $14.05 billion by 2019. And when it comes to database vendors, Oracle is among the best positioned to dominate this market.

Cloud is the fastest growing business unit across all of Oracle’s many businesses, with Oracle Cloud supporting 62 million users and 23 billion transactions each day. Today, Oracle Cloud runs on 30,000 devices and 400 petabytes of storage in 19 data centers around the world.

Oracle Cloud enables customers and partners to build new applications, extend Oracle SaaS applications, and migrate existing on-premise applications to the cloud. For example, Oracle has sold 1,000 enterprise resource-planning systems running in the cloud.

Today, Equinix and Oracle announced that enterprises can now get dedicated, direct and secure access to Oracle Public Platform and Infrastructure Services via the Equinix Cloud Exchange in six markets worldwide ̶ Amsterdam, Chicago, London, Singapore, Sydney and Washington, D.C.

By offering direct access on Equinix Cloud Exchange, Oracle enables its enterprise customers to build sophisticated cloud solutions using secure, high-performance connections between on-premise architectures and the Oracle public cloud. Direct interconnection to Oracle Cloud via the Cloud Exchange empowers enterprises to realize the full benefit of quickly, safely and seamlessly connecting their existing Oracle applications, databases, compute and storage to Oracle SaaS, IaaS and PaaS cloud services in a secure and high-performing environment.

The Cloud Exchange addresses CIO’s concerns around security and performance via direct connection to multiple clouds and cloud services. It allows organizations to quickly and securely access cloud-based business applications, while reducing the application latency and risks often associated with traditional cloud access over the public Internet. By connecting to the Equinix Cloud Exchange, Oracle expands its platform reach and offers the private connectivity options that enterprise customers require for high-performance, dynamic, flexible, hybrid and multi-cloud architectures.

“We are proud to expand the relationship with Equinix with the Equinix Cloud Exchange offering,” said Thomas Kurian, Oracle’s president of product development. “This will now provide added flexibility to our enterprise customers to pick the network services that are best suited for their diverse workloads.”

Read the Equinix/Oracle announcement in full.

Equinix will be presenting the following sessions at this week’s Oracle OpenWorld 2015 in San Francisco at the Moscone Center:

  • “Oracle Data Integration Solutions: the Foundation for Cloud Integration,” with Equinix CIO, Brian Lillie Wednesday, Oct 28, 11:00 a.m., Moscone South-274
  • “Tips and Tricks: Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Financial Planning Suite” with Sandeep Reddy Enti, Equinix Thursday, Oct 29, 9:30 a.m., Moscone West-3018
  • “High Availability and Disaster Recovery for Oracle Public and Hybrid Clouds,”
    with Equinix Global Solutions Architect, Pragnesh Panchal Thursday, Oct 29, 12:00 p.m., Moscone South-301


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