Oracle opens second cloud region in Brazil

13 May 2021 | Antony Savvas

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Oracle has opened its second cloud region in Brazil to deliver a full disaster recovery solution in the country.

The Vinhedo (pictured) cloud region follows the launch of Oracle's São Paulo cloud region last year. The opening marks Oracle's 30th cloud region worldwide and is part of Oracle's global plan to operate 38 cloud regions by the end of 2021.

“Part of our strategy has been to build a true disaster recovery solution with two regions to help our customers bring their most critical workloads to Oracle Cloud,” said Scott Twaddle, vice president for products, industries and partnerships at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

“With the Vinhedo cloud region customers are able to move to the cloud faster and build resilient workloads that meet data sovereignty requirements and keep their data or metadata within borders.”

The expansion follows the recent announcement that Oracle and Microsoft have widened their cloud interoperability partnership to help joint customers worldwide - like carrier TIM Brasil - run their mission-critical workloads across Oracle Cloud and Microsoft Azure.

A planned interconnect location in Brazil means enterprises can build workloads that seamlessly interoperate between Microsoft and Oracle cloud regions in the country.

Vinhedo will deliver Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services including Oracle Autonomous Database, Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes, Oracle Cloud VMware solution and Oracle Cloud Applications services.

Oracle has dual cloud regions in the US, Canada, the European Union, the UK, South Korea, Japan, Brazil, India and Australia. Upcoming cloud regions include second regions in the UAE and Saudi Arabia; additional EU regions in Italy, Sweden and France; as well as new regions in Singapore, South Africa and Israel.