Oracle will rapidly expand its cloud region footprint to support the growing demand for Oracle Cloud worldwide. Next year, Oracle Europe will open 14 cloud regions with new locations in the Middle East Asia Pacific and Latin America. Oracle U.S. plans to have at least 44 cloud regions by the end of 2022.
Upcoming cloud areas 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 (U.A.E.), Saudi Arabia, France, Israel, and Chile. Oracle plans to have at least 44 cloud zones by the end of 2022.
To serve their growing global customer base, Oracle provides a broad portfolio of cloud services across 30 commercial and government cloud regions in 14 countries on five continents – in addition to 23 commercial and 7 government departments.
“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 organizations 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 organizations will be able to use our cloud services to support their growth and overall success.
Dual-Region Cloud Strategy
Oracle plans to establish at least two cloud zones in almost every country where the company has its presence. By doing so, Oracle would be enabled to help its clients with real business continuity, risk protection and meeting in-country data residence requirements. The U.S., Canada, U.K., South Korea, Japan, Brazil, India, and Australia already have two cloud regions.
Oracles dual-region cloud strategy for business continuity and compliance requirements allows clients to deploy flexible applications across geographically isolated locations without having sensitive data leave a country. Oracle provides a free intersectoral latency dashboard providing insights into real-time and historical latency for Oracle Cloud regions across the world.
Organizations can deploy Oracle Cloud completely within their own data centers with Dedicated Region and Exadata [email protected], deploy cloud services locally with public cloud-based management, or deploy cloud services remotely on the edge with Roving Edge Infrastructure.
Oracle is committed to sustainability and has pledged to power all Oracle Cloud regions globally with 100% renewable energy by 2025. Several Oracle Cloud regions, including cloud regions in North America, South America, and Europe are already powered by 100% renewable energy. All Oracle Cloud regions would use state-of-the-art energy management and cooling technologies to minimize their impact on the environment.
Oracle Cloud and Azure
Oracle Cloud regions support all Oracle services and features and are available to clients anywhere globally. This includes Oracle Autonomous Database, Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes, Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications, and Oracle Cloud VMware solution.
Oracle Cloud’s extensive network of more than 70 FastConnect global and regional partners offer clients dedicated connectivity to Oracle Cloud regions and Oracle Cloud services. FastConnect would provide an easy and elastic way to create a dedicated and private network connection with high bandwidth, low latency, and more consistent performance versus public Internet-based connections.
In addition, Oracle Cloud and Microsoft Azure have a strategic partnership that enables joint clients to run workloads across the two clouds. This partnership with Microsoft Azure would provide a low latency, cross-cloud interconnect between Oracle Cloud and Microsoft Azure in eight regions (Ashburn, Toronto, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo, San Jose, Vinhedo and Frankfurt); federated identity for joint customers to deploy applications across both clouds; and a collaborative support model.
Organizations can run full stack applications in a multi-cloud configuration, while maintaining high-performance connectivity without requiring re-architecture. They can also migrate existing applications or develop cloud native applications that use a mix of Oracle Cloud and Microsoft Azure services.
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