In order to expand its global data footprint, Oracle plans to add 14 cloud regions next year - including one in Paris after Marseille - bringing the total number of cloud regions available to 44.
Interxion 's MRS4 site in Marseille - here under construction last May - will host the southern region of the Oracle cloud. (Credit S.L.)
As businesses seek to resolve business continuity issues more effectivelybusiness, disaster recovery and data sovereignty in a context of accelerated digital transformation, Oracle today announced the addition of 14 regions over the next year to expand its global cloud footprint, which will increase the total number of vendor cloud regions to 44. The expansion plan will be carried out in two phases. "The first phase will cover the cities of Milan, Stockholm, Marseille, Johannesburg and Jerusalem, and new cloud regions will be opened in Spain, Singapore, Mexico and Colombia," said Jae Evans, CIO of Oracle. In the second phase, the supplier will open additional regions in Abu Dhabi (UAE), Saudi Arabia, France in Paris, Israel and Chile. “One of the things that sets us apart the most is business continuity and disaster protection. These governedAdditional ons will allow customers to keep their data and meet data sovereignty requirements wherever they are, ”added the CIO. He also said expanding the cloud was an integral part of Oracle's triple-digit growth strategy.
In places where the vendor offers unique regions, Mr. Evans explained that there are at least three fault domains within each region to ensure disaster recovery and business continuity. Oracle describes fault domains as groupings of hardware and infrastructure that allow a company's cloud instances (or virtual servers) to be distributed so that they are not on the same physical hardware. within a single availability domain. Cloud regions of hyperscale public cloud providers vary in performance, price andof services offered. However, Jae Evans said Oracle plans to deliver all of its cloud services, including Autonomous Database, Container Engine for Kubernetes, Oracle Cloud VMware, and Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications, to all of its 44 regions. “Oracle has fallen behind, but the company is catching up. It tracks the geographic movements of its customers so that they can help them move their local databases to a local cloud, ”said Holger Mueller, vice president of Constellation Research.
The cloud that can't be ignored even at Oracle
As businesses around the world increase their spending on cloud infrastructure, cloud providers including AWS, Microsoft and Google have embarked on building cloud infrastructure on a global scale. “Most companies with international operations choose a cloud service provider based on its geographic reach and services.Said Dave McCarthy, vice president of cloud and edge infrastructure services at IDC. "By opening additional cloud regions, Oracle is committed to offering its services in more places than ever before," he added. "These additional regions can also impact performance, as they allow customers to deploy applications closer to where the users are, which reduces network latency," McCarthy noted. In France, Oracle will once again announce its installation on the Interxion MRS4 site in Marseille on November 8, pending its landing in the Paris region.