Cologix Enables Dedicated Access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in Canada

22 Jan

Cologix, a network and cloud-neutral interconnection and data-center company, and Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced the immediate availability of dedicated and private access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure through Cologix’s Toronto (TOR1) data center. This news supports Oracle’s recent announcement of the availability of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure from its new Toronto data center. The Direct to Oracle FastConnect on-ramp to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure enriches Cologix’s already robust cloud eco-system and enables enterprises a high-performance, low predictable pricing and flexible solution.

“Oracle’s FastConnect service offers connectivity that is more predictable, consistent and available so that businesses everywhere can easily extend IT infrastructure and scale with growing business demands,” said Kash Iftikhar, vice president of product management, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “This service enables customers to achieve seamless connectivity across the data centers and networks they need to support the most mission critical workloads and applications. We’re excited to be offering Canadian customers this capability.”

Oracle’s FastConnect has a unique design and architecture that enables Canadian enterprises to seamlessly use solutions on-premises and in the cloud with no degradation of functionality or performance. The program is designed to extend Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s reach to enterprise customers where they are located. Cologix operates the largest footprint within the 151 Front Street West location (Canada’s largest, and most connected carrier hotel).

“Customers can on-ramp to Oracle FastConnect through a direct interconnection in our TOR1 data center and via interconnection at any of our Canadian data centers in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, providing improved performance, enhanced control, flexibility and scalability to critical business data and functions,” said Bill Fathers, chairman & CEO, Cologix. “We are thrilled to partner with Oracle and to add Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect to our Toronto ecosystem for our Canadian enterprise and network customers.”

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect enables enterprise cloud connectivity to Oracle Cloud from trusted enterprise data centers. Connecting directly to the Oracle Cloud through Oracle FastConnect enables a fast, private connection to the industry’s broadest and most integrated cloud platform, with a complete range of services across Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).

Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and now Canada. Organizations around the world are using Oracle Cloud to innovate faster, improve customer engagement, drive business-process efficiency and accelerate digital transformation.

Cologix is the largest data center provider in Canada with massive interconnection hubs in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. The company also provides Hyperscale Edge footprints in Montreal, Vancouver (coming on line in Q2 2019) and Ashburn (Q4 2019). In addition to Oracle Cloud FastConnect, Cologix’s Canadian customers have direct access to leading public cloud on-ramps including: AWS Direct Connect, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute and IBM Cloud DirectLink. Cologix’s Canadian Meet-Me-Rooms enable access to 300+ network providers and 120+ cloud providers.

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