Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Equinix’s Sidney data centre turns APAC hub for global cloud provider

Australian hub becomes Equinix’s fifth facility to offer such service, globally.

After two data centre launches in Europe, Equinix is now expanding its services footprint in APAC with the addition of Oracle’s cloud to its Sydney, Australia, International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre.

Available via Oracle Cloud Network Service – FastConnect and the Equinix Cloud Exchange, access will be available for Oracle Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) as well as Platform as a Service (PaaS).

By adding Oracle Cloud to its Australian IBX, the two companies have created an architecture from which enterprise customers can migrate compute, applications and data to Oracle Cloud.

The addition of Sydney brings the total number of markets that Equinix is offering private access to Oracle Cloud to five, globally, with more set to be added in the future.

The collaboration between Oracle and Equinix comes at a time when 67% of Australian organisations are embracing cloud, using public or private cloud for more than one or two applications or workloads, according to IDC, which has also found this not to be exclusive to Australia.

Robert Blackburn, Global Managing Director, Oracle strategic alliance, Equinix, said: “The ability to connect directly to Oracle is an essential strategy for companies 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 realise the benefits of hybrid deployment.

“We look forward to ongoing collaborations with Oracle, bringing this solution to additional Equinix data centres across the globe.”

Jeremy Deutsch, Managing Director, Equinix Australia, said: “With interconnection emerging as a catalyst of revenue growth for many Australian businesses, being able to securely and directly connect to cloud and network services is critical.

“Our goal at Equinix has always been to help our enterprise customers realize the full benefits of the cloud – without worrying about application latency or cost issues.”

Rob Willis, Managing Director, Oracle Australia, said: “This collaboration further expands our existing cloud offering, which already includes local delivery of applications, platform and infrastructure services from within Australia, as well as via the Public Cloud and through our unique Cloud at Customer offer – which is like putting the public cloud in your own data centre.

“The availability of the new Sydney Region is already accelerating the faster adoption of services locally, as well as throughout the rest of APAC, given its proximity to Sydney as a hub. It helps us continue our commitment to giving customers unprecedented choice and flexibility in how they work and making the adoption of cloud as easy as possible.”