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Digital Realty announces access to Oracle Cloud via FastConnect

Digital Realty announces access to Oracle Cloud via FastConnect

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Digital Realty, a global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions – and member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) – has announced it will offer connectivity to an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) FastConnect point-of-presence (PoP) within the newly launched Oracle Cloud Chicago Region.

The new connectivity deployment located at Digital Realty’s 350 E. Cermak Road data center will provide customers with a low-latency route into the Oracle Cloud Chicago Region, with multi-cloud access from its global facilities through PlatformDIGITAL, Digital Realty’s global data center platform, ServiceFabric, its recently launched orchestration platform and its various Connected Campus solutions.

Digital Realty brings companies and data together by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions.

PlatformDIGITAL, the company’s global data center platform, provides customers with a secure data meeting place and a proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture (PDx) solution methodology for powering innovation and efficiently managing Data Gravity challenges.

Digital Realty gives its customers access to connected data communities with a global data center footprint of 300+ facilities in 50+ metros across 28+ countries on six continents. 

OPN is Oracle’s partner program designed to enable partners to accelerate the transition to cloud and drive superior customer business outcomes. The OPN program allows partners to engage with Oracle through tracks aligned to how they go to market.

With the addition of the Oracle Cloud Chicago Region, Digital Realty now hosts nine OCI FastConnect PoPs across four continents – including Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, London, Madrid, Marseille and Sao Paulo.

“Access to OCI FastConnect at our Chicago facility enables Digital Realty customers to achieve low-latency connectivity to the new Oracle Cloud Chicago Region,” said Chris Sharp, CTO at Digital Realty.

“Our global customers can quickly establish access to the Oracle Cloud Region via ServiceFabric regardless of where they are located – bringing enhanced connectivity to customers and partners across the globe.”

By colocating IT infrastructure at Digital Realty’s Chicago data center in a hybrid cloud architecture, customers can benefit from low-latency access to the Oracle Cloud Chicago Region locally. Mission-critical workloads with a requirement to reside near or adjacent to the cloud benefit from colocation on Digital Reality’s global platform.

“For example, customers can deploy Oracle Exadata [email protected] running Oracle databases that require a private infrastructure and connect these to the Oracle Cloud Chicago Region via the OCI FastConnect PoP located within the same facility. Digital Realty operates ten data centers in Chicago offering 3.4 million square feet of colocation space,” said Sharp.

“Customers require seamless connectivity from their data centers and networks to Oracle Cloud for their most demanding workloads and applications,” said Leo Leung, Vice President, OCI and Oracle Technology.

“With the FastConnect service, customers can provision the dedicated and private connections they need and can now easily scale with their growing business demands across all markets – thanks to Digital Realty’s global footprint,” he said.

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