Oracle launches cloud in four new global regions

Oracle launches cloud in four new global regions

14 August 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Oracle has announced that its will shortly be going live with the availability of its Generation 2 cloud, in four new locations across four continents.

Following the launch of its cloud in Toronto, Tokyo and Seoul, the new locations include Mumbai, India; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Sydney, Australia; and Zurich, Switzerland.

The news follows an announcement made during Oracle OpenWorld in 2018, where Oracle committed to making its cloud platform available in all of the major geographies where its customers operate.

Thanks for the wide spread availability of its cloud services, Oracle customers will have access to the ‘self-driving’ Oracle Autonomous Database for transactional and analytics workloads, as well as the bare metal and Exadata cloud instances, and local and remote SSD storage options. 

Additionally, the recently launched Oracle Functions serverless computing service allows customers to automate their deployments using a range of  infrastructure-as-code platforms, including Terraform, Ansible, Chef, and Puppet, along with a range of higher-level services, including our AI/ML, analytics, IoT and mobile suites.

The decision to launch in these new regions was driven by the busy markets in these locations and it is expected that the local availability of Oracle Cloud to drive greater usage by eliminating data residency and latency issues.

According to the company, in India, 40 of the top 50 firms by revenue use Oracle, and 29 are using Oracle Cloud in some way already. In Australia, 46 of the top 50 companies use Oracle, with 26 of them using Oracle Cloud. 

Of the 55 firms on Brazil’s Ibovespa index of top companies, 50 of them use Oracle and 32 use Oracle Cloud. In Switzerland, nearly every one of the top 40 companies in the Forbes global 2000 based there use Oracle and 22 use our cloud platform today. 

According to the recent cloud market report from Synergy Research Group, Orcale was named as one of the eight top cloud service providers In the world, according to market share.