With Colombia, Oracle expands its global presence of ‘cloud regions’ for supporting the digital acceleration of organizations

26 February 2022
• Oracle chooses Colombia as a cloud region, ratifying its commitment to the country, the organizations and its people. • The strategy of the region, sustainability and state of the art Cloud architecture, help the clients with their compliance requirements and business continuity. • Oracle already has 30 cloud regions in the world, the fastest expansion of any cloud provider. • The company’s decision seeks to improve investments in the countries where it operates and to achieve a three-figure growth.

Oracle announces the plan for expanding its presence with cloud regions around the world with the purpose of backing the strong demand of the clients that work with the services of Oracle Cloud. During 2022 the company will open 14 cloud regions in Europe, the Middle East, Pacific Asia and Latin America.

The next cloud regions include Milan (Italy), Stockholm (Sweden), Marseille (France), Spain, Singapore, Johannesburg (South Africa), Jerusalem (Israel), Mexico and Colombia. In addition, second regions will be opened in countries that already have one, these are Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Saudi Arabia, France, Israel and Chile. Oracle plans to have at least 44 cloud regions by the end 2022, continuing with the fastest expansion of any important cloud provider.

                Oracle provides a broad and consistent set of cloud services shared over the 30 current commercial and government cloud regions, located in 14 countries on five continents, to serve its growing customer base. It’s worth mentioning also that OCI operates currently in 23 commercial and seven government regions, in addition to multiple dedicated and national security regions.

                “Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has experienced a stellar growth during last year”, says Clay Magouyrk, Executive Vice-president of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “We have introduced hundreds of new services and functions in the cloud and we keep seeing that organizations around the world are recurring even more to OCI for executing their critic work loads in the cloud. Thanks to the additional Cloud regions more organizations will be able to use the new services in the cloud for backing its growth”, he specified.              

                For helping clients have a true business continuity and protection from disasters, while meeting in-country residency data requirements, Oracle plans to stablish at least two cloud regions in almost every nation where it operates. The United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Japan, Brazil, India and Australia already have two Cloud regions.              

                Oracle’s strategy is to reach clients exactly where they are located, which allows them to keep data and services where they need it. Users can deploy Oracle Cloud completely within their own data centers with Dedicated Region and ExadataCloud@Customer, allowing them to deploy cloud services locally with management based in the public cloud or deploy cloud services remotely with Roving Edge Infrastructure.

“Announcing the start of new cloud region operations in Latin America has a great meaning for all of us. Our clients win a lot more efficiency, agility and security. In addition, is a milestone that shows all of our culture, our mission: contributing to society. I don’t mean it only for the positive impact of the advanced technology that we offer, but also to the actions with purpose that transform people’s lives: education, entrepreneurship, diversity and inclusion. This is our real commitment”, says Rodrigo Galvão, Senior Technology Vice-President, Oracle Latin America.

With this investment in Colombia, Oracle reaffirms its commitment with the country’s development, with the acceleration of organization’s digital transformations and with bigger opportunities for the people. This is confirmed by Fabiano Matos, regional manager of Oracle for Colombia and Ecuador, by claiming that “this is a great moment. We have full confidence in staring this project to promote 4.0 industry and innovation in Colombia, and be able to contribute with the economic reactivation, with new business opportunities and, above all, to the people. Colombians can trust that Oracle is giving the best of its technology for making processes more efficient, offering a more resistant and flexible base, of high-performance and that provides security”.

 

High availability cloud strategy, protection from disasters and dual region               

                The architecture of the next OCI generation provides an enduring and high-performance base for cloud services, while its design of physical and virtual network maximizes performance and security. For example, each Oracle Cloud region has at least three fault domains, that are hardware groups that form logic data centers for high availability and endurance against hardware and network failures. Some regions (Ashburn, Phoenix, Frankfurt and London) provide resistance to complete data centers through multiple availability dominions (AD), each containing three fault dominions.

                For the continuity of business and legal requirements, the Oracle’s exclusive double region cloud strategy allows clients introduce enduring applications in multiple locations separated geographically, without the confidential data leaving the country. OCI provides a latency panel among regions without cost, which brings information in real time about historical latency and for Oracle Cloud regions around the world, to help customers plan their data center deployment for meeting the applications’ requirements and their infrastructure in the cloud.

 

Sustainability

Oracle focuses in sustainability and has committed to feed all Oracle Cloud regions of the world with 100% renewable energy for 2025. Several Oracle Cloud regions in North America, South America and Europe already have 100% renewable energy, and all the Oracle Cloud regions use refrigeration technologies and last generation energy management for minimizing its impact in the environment. As part of its clean cloud initiative, Oracle recycled 99,6% of its retired hardware in the fiscal year 21, and at the same time it strictly sticked to the company’s security and data privacy practices.

           

Cloud regions offer all services of the ‘multicloud’ cloud             

                Oracle Cloud regions allow all services and functions of Oracle, those that are available for clients anywhere in the world. This includes Oracle Autonomous Database, Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes, Oracle Cloud VMware Solution and Oracle Cloud Applications.             

                The broad OCI network of more than 70 global and regional FastConnect partners offers clients connectivity dedicated to the Oracle Cloud regions and OCI services, giving clients the best options worldwide. FastConnect provides an easy, elastic, economic way of creating a private network connection with more bandwidth, less latency and a more consistent performance compared to internet-based public connections.      

                Also, OCI and Microsoft Azure have a strategic alliance that allows joint clients execute work loads in both clouds. This association provides a low latency interconnection between OCI and Azure clouds in eight regions (Ashburn, Toronto, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo, San Jose, Vinhedo and Frankfurt), federated identity so that joint clients deploy applications in both clouds and a collaborative support model. Clients can execute complete applications in a configuration of multiple clouds as they keep high performance connectivity without requiring a new architecture. Also, they can migrate existing applications or develop cloud native applications that use a combination of OCI and Azure services.  

 

Oracle Global Cloud Regions

Oracle Cloud regions currently available:

  • Pacific Asia: Tokyo (Japan), Osaka (Japan), Seoul (South Korea), Chungcheong (South Korea), Mumbai (India), Hyderabad (India), Sydney (Australia) and Melbourne (Australia).
  • America: San Jose (United States), Phoenix (United States), Ashburn (United States), Toronto (Canada), Montreal (Canada), São Paulo (Brazil), Vinhedo (Brazil) and Santiago (Chile).
  • Europe: Frankfurt (Germany), London (United Kingdom), Newport, Wales (United Kingdom), Zurich (Switzerland) and Amsterdam (Netherlands).
  • Middle-East: Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and Dubai (United Arab Emirates).
  • Government: two general government regions from U.S.A. and national security regions from U.S.A., three government regions specific from the U.S.A. Department of Defense and two in the United Kingdom (London and Newport, Wales).

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