Oracle opens new cloud regions in APAC and Middle East

New locations follow on from the opening of Oracle’s first cloud region in France earlier this week taking the number of geographies to 34 worldwide.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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November 10, 2021 | 1:00 AM GMT

Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) has added extra regions to its infrastructure footprint to support growing demand for enterprise cloud services.

In APAC, the operator has opened the Oracle Cloud Singapore Region to serve the South East Asia market.

The company has also announced the offering to 100 startups of US$30,000 each in Oracle Cloud credits over the next two years. The cloud giant is also providing free Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) training and certifications until March 31, 2022.

Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board, said: “We welcome Oracle’s move to accelerate startups in Singapore. These initiatives show the confidence that the international business community has in Singapore, as a place where established businesses can work with a vibrant entrepreneur community to transform, innovate and grow.”

Also commenting, Garrett Ilg, president for Asia Pacific and Japan at Oracle, said: “With the opening of the new cloud region and the initiatives to support local innovation and growth, we are reaffirming our commitment to Singapore and to the region. The availability of OCI will help improve the speed of innovation, empower startups and champion upskilling for Singaporeans.”

Elsewhere, in the Middle East, Oracle has brought online its second cloud region in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to continue supporting UAE organisations with enterprise cloud services.

The new Oracle Cloud Abu Dhabi Region and the existing Oracle Cloud Dubai Region are built on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Richard Smith, executive vice president, Technology, EMEA, Oracle, said: “The rapid adoption of cloud-based technologies like artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), and machine learning is vital for building a thriving digital economy and is a key priority for the UAE.

“With the Dubai and Abu Dhabi Regions, we have the required cloud infrastructure for organisations across public and private sectors, including SMBs, to accelerate their digital transformation.”

The two new regions take Oracle’s total to 34 geographies including the new French region of Marseille announced this Monday.

Currently, available Oracle Cloud regions are as follow:

  • Asia Pacific: Tokyo (Japan), Osaka (Japan), Seoul (South Korea), Chuncheon (South Korea), Mumbai (India), Hyderabad (India), Sydney (Australia), Melbourne (Australia), Singapore (Singapore)
  • 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)
  • Middle East: Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Abu Dhabi and Dubai (U.A.E), Jerusalem (Israel)
  • 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)

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