Hyderabad: Oracle second Cloud region has come up in Hyderabad. With this, the company has two Cloud regions in India.
Oracle’s Cloud regions, basically cloud datacenters, play dual roles in providing Oracle cloud and disaster recovery (DR) services to customers in India.
The second Cloud region in Hyderabad is part of Oracle’s global plans to operate 36-second generation Cloud regions by the end of 2020.
This allows Indian customers and partners to have access to all services of Oracle including Cloud, Autonomous Database and Linux, and its Cloud Applications.
Oracle opened its first cloud region in Mumbai last year. And now with two cloud datacentres in India, Oracle has strengthened and expanded its cloud presence to meet the increasing demand for secure and stable enterprise cloud services.
Backed with two cloud datacentres in India, Oracle has reinforced capabilities for business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR). Oracle will provide enterprise customers in India better performance, pricing, and security based on its second-generation Cloud.
With this launch, India joins the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, South Korea, and the European Union in having multiple Oracle Cloud regions that facilitate enterprise-class disaster recovery (DR) strategies.
The company’s unique dual region strategy enables customers to deploy resilient applications in multiple independent cloud regions for disaster recovery – without having sensitive data leave the country.
And thereby complying with regulatory requirements around data sovereignty as well as operational issues associated with operating in multiple countries.
“A large number of Indian organisations are looking to change growth orbits with greater focus on cloud-led innovation,” said Shailender Kumar, Regional MD – Oracle India.
“With two Oracle cloud regions live in India, we’re fully geared to support our 15000 plus customers in their innovation journey, with adequate support by nearly 1000 specialized Oracle partners,” added Kumar.
“Over 100 ISVs (independent software vendors) have migrated to Oracle cloud infrastructure (OCI) due to the economics of price, performance and flexibility that allows them to serve their customers better,” informed Kumar.
“Cloud platforms can provide resilient and cost-effective IT infrastructure when enterprise business continuity plans are put to the test,” said Rishu Sharma, Principal Analyst, Cloud and Artificial Intelligence – IDC India.
Indian enterprises are looking for locally-based cloud infrastructure and services providers that can provide low latency, in-country services to access data and its data management and analysis with security and interoperable cloud environments, according to IDC’s Sharma.
“A provider that can fulfill these demands and complies with the data sovereignty laws of the country will be viewed as a partner of choice,” Sharma added.
“By the addition of this second cloud region, Oracle has enhanced its position in the Indian market with increased capacity to meet customer demands for cloud services that deliver resilient digital infrastructure”, commented Rishu.
Oracle recently announced the opening of five Oracle Cloud regions in Melbourne (Australia), Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Osaka (Japan), Amsterdam (the Netherlands), and Chuncheon (South Korea).
Oracle opened 20 Cloud regions in the past year and currently operates 24 regions globally – 16 commercial and six government – the fastest expansion by any major cloud provider.
By the end of this year, the company plans to open additional new cloud regions in the US (San Jose, CA), Brazil (Vinhedo), the UK (Cardiff, Wales), Singapore, Israel, South Africa (Johannesburg), Chile (Santiago), Saudi Arabia and two in the United Arab Emirates.