Thursday, November 23, 2017

Oracle to launch data centres in Turkey, USA and UK

Oracle CloudWorld 2017: Cloud war continues with regions going live in 2017 and set to be joined by additional ones in APAC, North America, and the Middle East in 2018.

Global cloud computing provider Oracle has unveiled plans to launch three new regions in 2017 in Turkey, the USA and the UK in its latest stance against rivals AWS and Microsoft Azure.

The North America and European regions will add to the company’s current 26, Oracle’s CEO Mark Hurd announced today at Oracle CloudWorld in New York.

Additional regions are planned to come online in APAC, North America, and the Middle East through mid-2018. 

In the UK, Oracle is planning to open three data centres in London. Three data centres will also be built in the US, in Reston, Virginia.

The company has not revealed yet where the also three Turkish data centres will sit in the country.

The data centres are to be located several miles from each-other and operate in a completely fault-independent manner.

The company justifies the need to spread the footprint in each region to provides the necessary failure protection and availability to customers’ cloud applications.

Deepak Patil, vice president of development, Oracle Cloud Platform, said: “This regional expansion underscores our commitment to making the engineering and capital investments required to continue to be a global large scale cloud platform leader.”

In addition to the new regions, the company has also announced the availability of the Oracle Database Cloud Service on bare metal compute, and new virtual machine (VM) compute, load balancing, and storage capabilities, all on the same low latency, high performance modern IaaS platform.

Thomas Kurian, president, product development, Oracle, said: “These latest investments in the Oracle Cloud Platform provide a clear path to develop, test, and scale applications – with the Oracle Database or third-party databases.”