Teraco announces access to Oracle Cloud via FastConnect

African colocation data centre provider Teraco is offering access to connectivity through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) FastConnect platform

Teraco Data Environments, a leading provider of colocation data centres and interconnection in Africa and a current member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it will offer connectivity through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) FastConnect at its Isando Campus for the Oracle Cloud Johannesburg Region. 

The platform aims to enable Oracle customers to harness the power of Oracle Cloud locally, including Oracle Autonomous Database, allowing them to unlock innovation and drive business growth.

Teraco claims that Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect has the potential to provide higher -bandwidth options and potentially more reliable and consistent networking experience compared to Internet-based connections. 

Other potential benefits include a more consistent network performance and lower latency, compared with the public Internet and “near-seamless” connectivity between the data centre and networks to OCI for demanding workloads and applications.

It also has increased reliability with a dedicated and pre-established path to OCI, as well as improved security because data traffic flows strictly over trusted endpoints in a secure data centre location

With OCI, customers benefit from best-in-class security, consistent high performance, simple predictable pricing, and the tools and expertise needed to bring any workload to the cloud relatively quickly and efficiently.

“Our direct connections to OCI builds upon our commitment to ensure that our clients have direct, secure access to the critical IT resources they need to drive business success,” said Teraco CEO Jan Hnizdo. “The demand for Oracle Cloud in our market is a testament to its strength, and we are extremely pleased to be working closely with Oracle to accelerate their service delivery.

OCI’s network of more than 70 FastConnect global and regional partners offer customers dedicated connectivity to Oracle Cloud regions and OCI services – providing customers with potentially one of the best options anywhere in the world.

What is Oracle Cloud? 

Specifically architected to help meet enterprise needs, Oracle Cloud is a next-generation cloud that delivers powerful compute and networking performance and a comprehensive portfolio of infrastructure and platform cloud services from application development and business analytics to data management, integration, security, artificial intelligence (AI), and blockchain. 

Oracle Cloud is the only cloud built to run Oracle Autonomous Database, the industry’s first and only self-driving database.

Image: Teraco's Isando data centre campus. (Teraco) 


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