Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 49 - Page 67


Oracle expands global cloud footprint to meet continued triple-digit growth

Oracle has announced plans to expand its cloud region footprint to support strong customer demand for Oracle Cloud services worldwide . Over the next year , Oracle will open 14 cloud regions with new locations across Europe , the Middle East , Asia Pacific and Latin America . Upcoming cloud regions include Milan ( Italy ), Stockholm ( Sweden ), Marseille ( France ), Spain , Singapore ( Singapore ), Johannesburg ( South Africa ), Jerusalem ( Israel ), Mexico and Colombia . Additional second regions will open in Abu Dhabi ( UAE ), Saudi Arabia , France , Israel and Chile . Oracle plans to have at least 44 cloud regions by the end of 2022 , continuing one of the fastest expansions of any major cloud provider .

Oracle provides a broad and consistent set of cloud services across 30 commercial and government cloud regions in 14 countries on five continents to serve its growing global customer base . OCI currently operates 23 commercial regions and seven government regions in addition to multiple dedicated and national security regions .
“ Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has seen stellar growth over the past year ,” said Clay Magouyrk , Executive Vice President , Oracle Cloud Infrastructure .
“ We ’ ve introduced several hundred new cloud services and features and are continuing to see organisations from around the world increasingly turn to OCI to run their most mission-critical workloads in the cloud . With the additional cloud regions , even more organisations will be able to use our cloud services to support their growth and overall success .”
To help customers build true Business Continuity and Disaster Protection , while helping them address their in-country data residence requirements , Oracle plans to establish at least two cloud regions in almost every country where it operates .
The US , Canada , UK , South Korea , Japan , Brazil , India and Australia already have two cloud regions .
Oracle ’ s strategy is to meet customers where they are , enabling customers to keep data and services where they need it . Customers can deploy Oracle Cloud completely within their own data centres with Dedicated Region and Exadata Cloud @ Customer , deploy cloud services locally with public cloud-based management or deploy cloud services remotely on the Edge with Roving Edge Infrastructure .
OCI ’ s next-generation architecture provides a high-performing , resilient foundation for cloud services , while its physical and virtual network design maximises performance and security . For example , each Oracle Cloud region contains at least three fault domains , which are groupings of hardware that form logical data centres for high availability and resilience to hardware and network failures .
Some regions ( Ashburn , Phoenix , Frankfurt and London ) provide further resilience to entire data centres through multiple Availability Domains ( ADs ), which each contain three fault domains .
For Business Continuity and compliance requirements , Oracle ’ s unique dualregion cloud strategy enables customers to deploy resilient applications in multiple geographically separated locations – without having sensitive data leave the country .
To help customers plan data centre deployments to meet application requirements and optimise their cloud infrastructure , OCI provides a no cost interregion latency dashboard that provides insights into real-time and historical latency for Oracle Cloud regions around the globe . p
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