Verizon Adds Oracle to Secure Cloud Interconnect

Oracle Cloud is now accessible via Verizon's SCI, a cloud connectivity service built on a private IP network.

October 11, 2016

3 Min Read

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. -- Oracle is now offering its customers reliable, secure, enterprise-class connections to its Cloud via Verizon’s Secure Cloud Interconnect services enabling enterprises to seamlessly move workloads to the Oracle Cloud.

With Verizon Secure Cloud Interconnect for Oracle FastConnect, customers can now connect to Oracle Cloud data center sites located in the U.S. and Europe. With Oracle’s Cloud facilities, in-region connectivity helps improve performance by reducing latency and providing strong quality of service.

With Verizon’s Secure Cloud Interconnect for Oracle FastConnect, enterprises can take advantage of the service’s Software Defined Networking (SDN) capabilities to gain greater control and agility over their cloud environments. This includes consumption-based bandwidth, pre-provisioned on-demand resources, controlled application performance and varying classes of service that can be easily provisioned via Verizon’s Dynamic Network Manager.

According to a recent cloud research report conducted by Turbonomic and Verizon, multi-cloud deployments are growing in popularity. More than 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. The services are delivered by a set of offerings within the Oracle Network Cloud Service portfolio, designed to give enterprises fast and consistent network performance, as well as hybrid cloud deployment options.

“With Verizon’s leading Secure Cloud Interconnect service, Oracle customers can benefit from the latest in networking technology as they continually groom their networks to handle the demands of their business,” said Diby Malakar, vice president of product management at Oracle. “We are providing multiple ways for our customers to deploy their applications in the way that makes good business sense via what is arguably one of the industry’s most reliable networking platforms.”

Verizon Secure Cloud Interconnect for Oracle FastConnect also allows enterprises to store data in a variety of settings, including a traditional IT environment, and a dedicated on or off premises cloud, making it easier to scale and meet changing business conditions.

“Verizon Secure Cloud Interconnect for Oracle FastConnect allows users to connect to applications simply, securely and reliably,” said Shawn Hakl, vice president of enterprise networking and innovation at Verizon. “With SDN at the heart of our Secure Cloud Interconnect solution, Oracle customers will find it can deliver an unbeatable combination of performance, control and efficiency to enable their digital transformation.”

With Oracle, Verizon’s Secure Cloud Interconnect now offers access to nine cloud providers (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, HPE Rapid Connect, IBM Cloud Softlayer, Microsoft ExpressRoute for Office 365TM, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, Microsoft Azure Government, Salesforce, SAP, and Verizon Cloud and Enterprise Cloud Federal Edition) at more than 20 global peering locations in the Americas, Latin America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

Secure Cloud Interconnect is built on Verizon’s world-class Private IP network that offers any-to-any connectivity while providing the security and reliability associated with private wide area networking solutions. Using Verizon’s Private IP wireless access feature, Secure Cloud Interconnect further extends to U.S. users of Verizon’s world-class 4G LTE service. Available in more than 165 markets around the globe, Private IP delivers scalability, varying classes of service, expansive reach and exceptional service including stringent service level agreements for latency and packet-loss.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ)

Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL)

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