Tata IZO Private Connect Joins Oracle FastConnect

January 31, 2018

By Paula Bernier - Executive Editor, TMC

Tata Communications (News - Alert) will offer enterprises around the world dedicated and private access to Oracle Cloud. Businesses in more than 150 countries will be able to do that using Tata’s IZO Private Connect, which is now part of Oracle’s (News - Alert) FastConnect.

IZO Private Connect provides 10 gigabits per second connectivity. It’s part of Tata’s family of IZO hybrid cloud enablement solutions. Other offerings in this realm include IZO Internet WAN, IZO Hybrid WAN, IZO SDWAN, and IZO Private Cloud.

“As organizations become increasingly dependent on the cloud the threat of cyberattacks continues to grow, our customers need a network that gives them ubiquitous, secure access to data and applications,” said Tata Chief Revenue Officer James Parker. The company also offers IZO Private Connect for Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft (News - Alert) Azure, Office 365, and Salesforce.

As for Oracle’s FastConnect, that’s an effort by Oracle Cloud to facilitate the delivery of non-public internet options through which customers can reach its cloud platform. It enables organizations to create an Oracle FastConnect connection via the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure management console.

“Customers require seamless connectivity from their data centers and networks to Oracle Cloud for their most demanding workloads and applications,” said Don Johnson, senior vice president of product development at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “With the FastConnect service, customers can provision the dedicated and private connections they need today and easily scale with their growing business demands.”

IDC (News - Alert) this month published a report noting it expects spending on off-premises cloud IT infrastructure to grow at a five-year compound annual growth rate of 12 percent, to reach $51.9 billion in 2021.

“As adoption of public cloud services and private cloud deployments continue to spread around the world replacing traditional on-premises hardware-centric IT settings, overall market spending on servers, storage, and networking will follow this move,” said IDC’s Natalya Yezhkova. “The industry is getting closer to the point when cloud deployments will account for the majority of spending on IT infrastructure, which will be a major milestone embracing the benefits of service-centric IT.”

Edited by Mandi Nowitz