10 May 2017
| Alan Burkitt-Gray
Oracle has announced plans to build its first data centre in India, though the company has not yet announced the location or the size of the new centre.
It will be built as part of plans to expand its cloud services in India "over the next six
to nine months", the company said today.
Thomas Kurian, president of product development at Oracle, said only: "With this expansion we
will be able to further support customer choice adding to
capabilities already available through deployments of Oracle
Cloud at Customer, as well as other Oracle Cloud data centre
regions in Asia Pacific."
He noted: "Our customers and partners in India have trusted
their businesses and mission-critical workloads to the Oracle
Cloud for years."
Indian media noted the announcement came during a three-day
visit to the country by Oracle’s co-CEO Safra
Catz. The announcement is not a complete surprise. Back in
September 2016 the other co-CEO, Mark Hurd, said that Oracle
was likely to build a data centre in India.
Oracle’s statement today said: "Over the coming
months Oracle will be reviewing proposals from government and
business partners to provide customers with the capability to
build and move workloads to an India-based cloud. The services
will offer uncompromised security and performance at a
significant price advantage over both existing on-premises
infrastructure and competitive cloud offerings."
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