Oracle is the antithesis of an early adopter company. Most people will remember Oracle founder Larry Ellison‘s diatribe about cloud from a few years ago. Since then oracle’s messaging has changed and Larry loves the cloud, indeed will sell you as much cloud (in a box) as your big fat enterprise IT budget can allow.
But even Oracle realizes that they can’t provide all the answers for every customer, and this is where Equinix comes in. Equinix is, of course, the vendor fueling much of the growth of the cloud. Via its global network of data centers, Equinix not only hosts many cloud vendors themselves but sells a high-speed, private connection between those cloud vendors and its customers’ own private infrastructure.