Oracle opens another five cloud regions to reduce latency

The openings precede a host of additional locations to be opened before the end of this year across every continent.

Oracle has announced the opening of five new cloud regions as it steps up its efforts to reduce application latency and make it easier to meet compliance needs among its partners and customers.

The company has opened Gen 2 Cloud Regions in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Melbourne, Australia; Osaka, Japan; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Montreal, Canada.

The openings are part of Oracle’s global plans to operate 36 Gen Cloud regions by the end of 2020.

Valery Lanovenko, vice president and managing director for Australia and New Zealand, said of the Melbourne opening: “Not all clouds are created equal. Our next-gen cloud infrastructure has been built for an autonomous future with security built in. With our Melbourne cloud region local customers and partners can now confidently host and protect mission-critical workloads and drive innovation.”


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Oracle has now opened 17 Gen 2 Cloud regions in the past year and currently operates 21 regions globally – 16 commercial and five government. By the end of this year, the company plans to open new cloud regions in San Jose, the US; Vinhedo, Brazil; Newport, Wales; Hyderabad, India; Chuncheon, South Korea; Singapore; Israel; South Africa; Santiago, Chile; Saudi Arabia and two in the United Arab Emirates.

Last August, Oracle and Microsoft expanded their multi-cloud alliance in the London region. The collaboration enables customers to interconnect the two companies’ clouds and simplify management for IT environments and individual applications that span both clouds.

Microsoft and Oracle plan to make similar direct interconnectivity available in additional regions, including on the US West Coast, in a US government specific region, in Asia and in mainland Europe.

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