Oracle announced the plan to expand its presence with cloud regions around the world in order to support strong demand from customers working with Oracle Cloud services. Over the next year, the company will open 14 cloud regions in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Upcoming cloud regions include Milan (Italy), Stockholm (Sweden), Marseille (France), Spain, Singapore, Johannesburg (South Africa), Jerusalem (Israel), Mexico, and Colombia. Additionally, second regions will be opened in countries that already have one, these are in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Saudi Arabia, France, Israel and Chile. Oracle plans to have at least 44 cloud regions by the end of 2022, continuing the fastest expansion of any major cloud provider.
The company has a broad and consistent set of cloud services spread across its current 30 commercial and government cloud regions, located in 14 countries on five continents, to serve its growing customer base. It should also be noted that OCI currently operates in 23 commercial and seven government regions, in addition to multiple dedicated and national security regions.
“Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has seen stellar growth over the past year,” said Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “We have introduced hundreds of new services and features in the cloud, and we continue to see organizations around the world increasingly turning to OCI to run their critical workloads in the cloud. Thanks to the additional cloud regions, more organizations will be able to use the new cloud services to support their growth,” he said.
To help customers have true business continuity and disaster protection, while meeting country data residency requirements, Oracle plans to establish at least two cloud regions in nearly 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 customers exactly where they are located, allowing them to keep data and services where they need them. Users can deploy Oracle Cloud entirely within their own data centers with Dedicated Region and ExadataCloud@Customer, thus being able to deploy cloud services locally with public cloud-based management or deploy cloud services remotely with Roving Edge Infrastructure.
“Announcing the start of operations of new cloud regions in Latin America is of great significance to all of us. Our clients gain much more efficiency, agility and security. In addition, it is a milestone that reflects our entire culture, our mission: contribution to society. I’m not just talking about the positive impact of advanced technology we offer, but about purposeful actions that transform people’s lives: education, entrepreneurship, diversity and inclusion. This is our real commitment,” says Rodrigo Galvão, senior vice president of technology, of the company in Latin America.
High Availability, Disaster Protection, and Dual Region Cloud Strategy
OCI’s next-generation architecture provides a high-performing, resilient foundation for cloud services, while its physical and virtual network design maximizes performance and security. For example, each Oracle Cloud region contains at least three fault domains, which are groupings of hardware that form logical data centers for high availability and resilience to hardware and network failures. Some regions (Ashburn, Phoenix, Frankfurt, and London) provide further resilience to entire data centers through multiple availability domains (ADs), which each contain three fault domains.
For business continuity and compliance requirements, Oracle’s unique dual-region cloud strategy enables customers to deploy resilient applications in multiple geographically separated locations—without having sensitive data leave the country. To help customers plan data center deployments to meet application requirements and optimize their cloud infrastructure, OCI’s provides a no cost inter-region latency dashboard that provides insights into real-time and historical latency for Oracle Cloud regions around the globe.
Oracle is committed to sustainability and has pledged to power all Oracle Cloud regions worldwide with 100 percent renewable energy by 2025. Several Oracle Cloud regions, including regions in North America, South America, and Europe are already powered by 100 percent renewable energy, and all Oracle Cloud regions use state-of-the-art energy management and cooling technologies to minimize their impact on the environment. As part of its renewable energy clean Cloud initiative, Oracle reused or recycled 99.6 percent of its retired hardware in FY21 while strictly adhering to Oracle’s data privacy and security practices.
Cloud Regions Deliver All Cloud Services and Multicloud
Oracle Cloud regions support every Oracle service and feature and are available to customers anywhere in the world. This includes Oracle Autonomous Database, Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes, Oracle Cloud VMware solution, and Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications.
OCI’s extensive network of more than 70 FastConnect global and regional partners offer customers dedicated connectivity to Oracle Cloud regions and OCI services—providing customers with the best options anywhere in the world. FastConnect provides an easy, elastic, and economical way to create a dedicated and private network connection with higher bandwidth, lower latency, and more consistent performance versus public Internet-based connections.
In addition, OCI and Microsoft Azure have a strategic partnership that enables joint customers to run workloads across the two clouds. This partnership provides a low latency, cross-cloud interconnect between OCI and 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. Customers 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 OCI and Azure services.
Oracle Global Cloud Regions
Currently available Oracle Cloud regions:
- Asia Pacific: Tokyo (Japan), Osaka (Japan), Seoul (South Korea), Chuncheon (South Korea), Mumbai (India), Hyderabad (India), Sydney (Australia), Melbourne (Australia)
- 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)
- Middle East: Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Dubai (U.A.E)
- 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)