Digital Realty to add direct access for Oracle cloud infrastructure across the US

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Digital Realty has announced it will offer dedicated and private access to Oracle Cloud in 14 major metropolitan areas, boosting its relationship and connectivity with the Redwood giant.

According to the press materials, access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect – a product launched by Oracle in 2016 to help customers connect their data centre to the cloud more easily – will be made available through Digital Realty’s Service Exchange in Ashburn, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, and Silicon Valley.

In total, 59 Digital Realty data centres support private connections to Oracle’s infrastructure as a service, the company added.

“Customers require seamless connectivity from their data centres and networks to Oracle Cloud for their most demanding workloads and applications,” said Don Johnson, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure senior vice president for product development. “With Oracle’s FastConnect service via Digital Realty, customers can provision the dedicated and private connections they need today and easily scale with their growing business demands.”

“Our direct connections to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure build upon our commitment to ensure that our customers have interconnected access to the critical IT resources they need to drive business success,” said Chris Sharp, Digital Realty CTO. “The rapid growth of Oracle Cloud is a testament to its strength in the marketplace, and we are extremely pleased to be working closely with Oracle to accelerate its momentum.”

According to figures from Synergy Research in June, Digital Realty and Equinix remain the primary players in the colocation market, extending their lead over the competition thanks to – in the former’s case – merging with DuPont Fabros. As for Oracle, the company posted strong financial results in mid-December, and boosted its Australian operations by announcing the acquisition of Aconex in the same week.

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