Oracle announced its plans to increase its cloud footprint significantly. The provider will open 14 new locations across Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Latin America in the upcoming year.
Oracle provides cloud services across 30 commercial and government cloud regions in 14 countries on five continents. The company established its 30th cloud region earlier this year, marking one of the fastest expansions by any significant cloud provider.
First, Oracle aimed to have 36 cloud regions by mid-2021. This number then changed to 38 facilities by the end of 2021. However, the provider now aims to open at least two new regions in each country it operates, thus, at least 44 cloud regions by the end of 2022.
We’re expanding our #cloud footprint! With 14 new cloud regions and new locations, including Spain, Sweden, Mexico and Colombia, see how our customers around the world will continue to benefit from our cloud 👉 https://t.co/AYnMl2TbDk pic.twitter.com/YTF15fzq6s
— Oracle (@Oracle) October 11, 2021
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) already has two cloud regions in the US, Canada, UK, South Korea, Japan, Brazil, India, and Australia.
The upcoming cloud regions will include Milan, Italy; Stockholm, Sweden; Marseilles, France; Spain; Singapore; Johannesburg, South Africa; Jerusalem, Israel; Mexico; and Colombia. Furthermore, Oracle will open second regions in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Chile, Israel, and France.
Clay Magouyrk, who serves the role of executive vice president at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, had this to say:
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has seen stellar growth over the past year. 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.
Oracle has had a consistent strategy over the years, meeting its customers in their respective locations. In turn, its clients can keep their data and services where they need them. More precisely, customers can deploy the Oracle Cloud in their own data centers, locally with public cloud-based management, or remotely on edge.
OCI’s expansion will help the provider satisfy its customers’ demands further. In turn, its clients will build true business continuity and disaster protection and address their in-country data residence requirements.