Oracle Announces Opening of a Second Cloud Region in France

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Oracle has launched its second cloud region in France to provide public cloud services to businesses looking to modernize their operations. In addition to the Oracle Cloud Marseille area, Oracle’s European clients and partners will have access to a broad cloud services portfolio with built-in security and disaster recovery through the new Oracle Cloud La Courneuve region in Paris.

Oracle’s unique dual-region cloud model would enable organizations in France to deploy robust applications in several geographical regions inside the country.

“Organizations have reached a critical milestone in how they deploy data for strategic planning and operations,” said Christophe Negrier, General Manager at Oracle France. “Oracle is helping customers realize their cloud-first strategy to grow faster, become more sustainable, and increase their security posture with Oracle’s two cloud regions in France and 38 cloud regions worldwide.”

Oracle Cloud’s European footprint now encompasses more than ten cloud regions, with Marseille, Frankfurt, London, Zürich, Amsterdam, Milan, Stockholm, and Newport (Wales) currently operational, and the Madrid area set to launch later this year.

In the Oracle Cloud Paris area, all Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services are accessible to satisfy regulatory compliance needs, which are notably important in banking and the public sector. Oracle Autonomous Database, Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes, and Oracle Cloud VMware Solution are among the services available.

Sustainable Cloud Operations

Christophe Negrier, General Manager at Oracle France
“Oracle is helping customers increase their security posture with Oracle’s two cloud regions in France and 38 cloud regions worldwide,” said Christophe Negrier, General Manager at Oracle France.

Several Oracle Cloud regions are powered entirely by renewable energy, including those in North America, South America, and – with the addition of Paris – nine regions in Europe. Oracle is dedicated to sustainability and has committed to using 100 percent renewable energy to power all Oracle Cloud regions worldwide (as well as its headquarters) by 2025.

To reduce their environmental effect, all Oracle Cloud regions currently utilize cutting-edge energy management and cooling technology. Oracle repurposed or recycled 99.6% of its retired hardware in FY’21 as part of its renewable energy clean Cloud effort, while rigorously following to Oracle’s data privacy and security procedures.

Multi-Cloud Opportunity

Customers may get dedicated access to Oracle cloud regions and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services through OCI’s large network of more than 70 regional and global FastConnect partners, offering them the finest alternatives internationally. According to Oracle, FastConnect is a flexible solution to set up a dedicated, private network connection with greater bandwidth, reduced latency, and more consistent performance than public Internet connections. Orange, Colt, and Equinix are among the Oracle Cloud Paris region’s launch partners.

Furthermore, Oracle and Microsoft have formed a strategic agreement that lets joint clients to execute workloads on both OCI and Azure. The cooperation would provide low-latency cross-cloud interconnection between OCI and Azure in 11 regions (Ashburn, Toronto, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo, San Jose, Phoenix, Vinhedo, Seoul, Singapore, and Frankfurt), as well as a federated identity for joint clients running applications on both clouds. Customers may now run full-stack apps in a multi-cloud environment while preserving high-performance connectivity that doesn’t need the use of a different architecture. Organizations may also leverage a mix of OCI and Azure services to migrate existing applications or construct cloud native applications.

Expanding Global Footprint Oracle Cloud

Oracle will create additional cloud regions in Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, and Israel as part of its planned expansion of its cloud region footprint to serve increasing customer demand for Oracle Cloud services globally. Oracle expects to provide at least 44 cloud regions by the end of 2022.

Oracle Cloud regions that are now offered include:

  • Americas: San Jose (United States), Phoenix (United States), Ashburn (United States), Toronto (Canada), Montreal (Canada), São Paolo (Brazil), Vinhedo (Brazil), Santiago (Chile)
  • Europe: Frankfurt (Germany), London (United Kingdom), Newport, Wales (United Kingdom), Zürich (Switzerland), Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Marseille (France), Stockholm (Sweden), Milan (Italy), La Courneuve, Paris (France)
  • Asia Pacific: Tokyo (Japan), Osaka (Japan), Seoul (South Korea), Chuncheon (South Korea), Mumbai (India), Hyderabad (India), Sydney (Australia), Melbourne (Australia), Singapore (Singapore)
  • Middle East: Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Abu Dhabi and Dubai (U.A.E), Jerusalem (Israel).
  • Africa: Johannesburg (South Africa)
  • Government: Two general U.S. Government regions, and U.S. National Security regions, three U.S. Department of Defense specific Government regions, two in the United Kingdom (London and Newport, Wales)

Executive Summary

France

  • Oracle has launched its second cloud region in France to provide public cloud services to businesses looking to modernize their operations
  • In addition to the Oracle Cloud Marseille area, Oracle’s European clients and partners will have access to a broad cloud services portfolio with built-in security and disaster recovery through the new Oracle Cloud La Courneuve region in Paris

Sustainable Cloud Operations

  • Oracle is dedicated to sustainability and has committed to using 100 percent renewable energy to power all Oracle Cloud regions worldwide (as well as its headquarters) by 2025.
  • To reduce their environmental effect, all Oracle cloud regions currently utilize cutting-edge energy management and cooling technology.

Multi-Cloud Opportunity

  • Customers may get dedicated access to Oracle cloud regions and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services through OCI’s large network of more than 70 regional and global FastConnect partners.
  • FastConnect is a flexible solution to set up a dedicated, private network connection with greater bandwidth, reduced latency, and more consistent performance than public Internet connections.

Expanding Global Footprint Oracle Cloud

  • Oracle Cloud regions that are now offered include: Americas (San Jose, Phoenix, Ashburn, Toronto, Montreal, São Paolo, Vinhedo, Santiago, and Santiago)
  • Europe (Frankfurt, London, Newport, Wales, Zürich, Amsterdam, Marseille, Stockholm, Milan, Milan (Italy), La Courneuve, Paris (France), Asia Pacific (Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Chuncheon, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Sydney, Melbourne, Melbourne (Australia), Singapore (Singapore) )
  • Middle East (Jeddah, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai), Africa (Johannesburg, Johannesburg, and Johannesburg), Government (two general U.S. Government regions, two in the United Kingdom)