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Oracle's cloud services to land on Equinix's Cloud Exchange

Oracle's cloud will be an option on Equinix's Cloud Exchange, which already hooks into AWS, Microsoft's Azure, Google and IBM's SoftLayer.

Oracle and Equinix have forged a deal to put the enterprise software giant's cloud services on the Equinix Cloud Exchange.

The deal highlights how Oracle is gunning to gain cloud market share with its infrastructure services and platform. Equinix's Cloud Exchange is a key direct connection from hybrid enterprise data centers to the public cloud.

Equinix is already lined up with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, IBM SoftLayer and Google's Cloud Platform.

While the Equinix deal doesn't guarantee Oracle a lot of cloud business it does make the company more of a public cloud option. Here's the Equinix Cloud Exchange set-up.

In a statement, Equinix said Oracle Cloud will be available in Amsterdam, Chicago, London, Singapore, Sydney and Washington, D.C. The range of Oracle services will be included on the Equinix exchange.

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Separately, Equinix reported third quarter earnings of $41.1 million, or 71 cents a share, on revenue of $686.6 million, up 3 percent from a year ago. CEO Steve Smith said enterprises and cloud providers are using the company's global data center footprint to expand.

For the fourth quarter, Equinix projected revenue of $701 million and $705 million. For 2015, Equinix projected revenue of about $2.7 billion. The outlook was in line with expectations.

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