Oracle Corp. stated today that it would establish 14 new cloud regions worldwide over the next year as part of its public cloud platform expansion.
A cloud region is a collection of data centre infrastructure resources that Oracle offers as-a-service available to clients.
Each cloud region is divided into three fault domains: hardware deployments that are well isolated from one another and have their power sources. Companies can distribute their cloud workloads across many fault domains to ensure they are available even if one of the underlying hardware installations fails.
Oracle aims to deploy 14 new cloud zones across four continents. Italy, Sweden, Spain, Singapore, South Africa, Mexico, Colombia, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, France, Israel, and Chile will all construct them. By the end of 2022, Oracle aims to have at least 44 cloud regions worldwide.
Oracle presently operates 30 cloud regions, 23 of which are designed for commercial customers and seven of which are built to meet the needs of the public sector. According to a statement released today, Oracle plans to operate at least two cloud regions in any country where it has infrastructure.
The benefit of having numerous cloud regions in a country is similar to Oracle’s method of equipping each region with three fault domains: It lowers the likelihood of an infrastructure outage knocking clients’ apps down. Oracle will be able to expand its revenue by establishing data centres in more regions.
Oracle has a large number of multinational customers with subsidiaries in a variety of locations. There are advantages to storing each subsidiary’s workloads in a data centre located in the same region as the business unit itself for a large corporation. Information can be processed faster since the latency is lower than when connecting to a data centre in a remote location.
Oracle can help its largest customers enhance their information technology operations by adding more cloud regions.
In some situations, businesses must keep data in the country created to comply with data localization rules. Cloud providers can compete more effectively for cloud engagements with workloads subject to data localization regulations by having the infrastructure in different regions.
“Over the last year, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has seen phenomenal growth,” said Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
“We’ve added hundreds of new cloud services and features, and enterprises all around the world are increasingly turning to OCI to run their most mission-critical workloads in the cloud,” says the company. With the launch of new cloud regions, even more businesses will be able to benefit from our cloud services to help them develop and succeed.”
Oracle’s public cloud competitors are likewise aggressively developing their data centre networks. Amazon Web Services Inc. revealed intentions to build a New Zealand cloud region in 2024 earlier this month. Microsoft Corp aims to expand its Azure cloud platform to New Zealand, and Google LLC inaugurated a new cloud region in Melbourne in July.
Oracle, like its competitors, allows customers to use its cloud infrastructure and services on-premises. Oracle’s Dedicated Region and Exadata [email protected] services enable businesses to set up cloud solutions in their own data centres.
Additionally, the business produces the Roving Edge Infrastructure series of edge computing systems for performing workloads at the network’s edge.