Monday, October 23, 2017

Oracle, Megaport join cloud forces to drive global enterprise adoption

Oracle joins Megaport’s cloud ecosystem that already counts collaborations with AWS, Microsoft and Google.

Two of the world’s largest cloud companies have entered a joint collaboration program in an attempt to drive enterprise cloud adoption worldwide.

Described as a “cloud connectivity collaboration”, by combining efforts, Oracle and Megaport aim to create an enterprise ecosystem where businesses can create dedicated and private connectivity to Oracle Cloud services.

The companies also claim the service will be able to provide a scalable cloud ecosystem that will grow as businesses’ demand for more storage grows.

Megaport has been tasked with providing its global connectivity network which covers APAC, Europe and North America and its and API technology.

The Oracle Network Cloud Service – FastConnect – will then be integrated into Megaport’s portfolio allowing users to establish connectivity between their on premise data centre and Oracle cloud environments.

Initial integration will be available at Ashburn and Phoenix with additional locations to be added in the near future.

Vincent English, CEO, Megaport, said: “Oracle is a major innovator of public cloud infrastructure, as evidenced by the announcement of their latest cloud offerings at Oracle OpenWorld 2016.

“Its loyal base of large enterprise customers, global reach, and focus on developing faster, better, and more cost effective services make it the perfect partner to enable with our elastic interconnection services.

“In the new era of cloud-enabled IT, enterprises require a cloud provider that can power a full breadth of integrated services and provide end-to-end support with applications (SaaS), platform (PaaS) and compute and storage infrastructure (IaaS).”

Thomas Kurian, President of Product Development, Oracle, said: “Cloud is the fastest growing part of Oracle’s business. Customers require seamless connectivity from their data centres and networks to Oracle Cloud for their most demanding workloads and applications.

“This relationship will help our customers leveraging the Oracle Cloud, execute on their business strategies by taking advantage of the Megaport platform for their high bandwidth connectivity needs.”