Oracle customers get access to private VPN through BT’s Cloud Connect service
BT has struck a collaboration agreement with software giant Oracle to use its Cloud Connect platform with Oracle Cloud, in an attempt to drive global businesses into the cloud.
Oracle customers will be able to use BT’s Cloud Connect service to connect to Oracle Cloud through a private connection based on BT’s IP Connect VPN service.
This allows secure connections of large volumes of data between a business server and Oracle Cloud.
BT Global Services CEO Luis Alvarez said: “Direct and reliable access to data and applications hosted in cloud environments has become critical to organisations as they embark on their digital transformation journeys.
Getting in there first
“We are accelerating our drive to be the world’s leading cloud services integrator and I am proud that BT is becoming the first global network services provider to offer direct access to the Oracle Cloud.”
As part of the agreement, BT will connect directly to Oracle’s Cloud locations in London and Amsterdam, giving global customers access to services based in European data centres.
This, BT claims, can cut the typical dedicated connection deployment time from months to days.
The Oracle Cloud has more than 70 million users worldwide and handles more than 34 billion transactions a day.
The US based software giant also runs 19 data centres globally through its cloud proposition.
Oracle FastConnect, which will be part of the collaboration with BT, is part of its IaaS business and aims to help businesses deploy IT solutions through elastic computing, networking and storage capabilities.
“Cloud is the fastest growing part of Oracle’s business,” said Thomas Kurian, president of Product Development, Oracle.
“This partnership will help our customers leveraging the Oracle Cloud execute on their business strategies by taking advantage of the breadth and depth of BT’s global network and its Cloud Connect offering for their high bandwidth connectivity needs.”
The collaboration is expected to go live by the end of the year.