Oracle, Verizon pair up on cloud interconnect services

Verizon’s enterprise unit is hooking up its network to Oracle Cloud in a move that could boost the latter’s distribution.

Specifically, Verizon’s Secure Cloud Interconnect service will connect to Oracle’s FastConnect, which is designed to remove latency in hybrid cloud deployments.

The Oracle-Verizon partnership rhymes with a similar deal between Oracle and Equinix, which also serves as a bridge in hybrid cloud deployments.

Oracle’s deal with Verizon enables joint customers to connect to data center sites in the U.S. and Europe. Oracle cuts latency in connecting its cloud and customers can conform with in-region data regulations.

Verizon Secure Interconnect for Oracle FastConnect will use software defined networking and preprovisioned on-demand resources. The system will be managed via Verizon’s Dynamic Network Manager software. Data can be stored in a series of environments ranging from traditional IT to dedicated private and public clouds.

The telecom giant’s Interconnect platform includes nine cloud providers including AWS, Google Cloud, HPE, IBM’s Softlayer, Microsoft Azure, Salesforce and SAP.