Oracle opens new cloud service data centre in Tokyo

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The facility will support the company’s cloud database products and services, as well as high-performance computing applications.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has launched its Tokyo Region to support some of the country’s biggest companies.

Oracle said the new cloud region addresses the needs for high performance, security, resiliency and local data residency that Japanese organisations require to “increase cloud adoption with confidence”.

Andrew Reichman, Oracle director of product management, said of the opening: “Japan is one of the counties in which we’ve built trust over years of adoption by the biggest domestic organisations. To further support customers there, we’ve opened an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure data centre region in Tokyo, which is now ready for customer use.”

He added: “The 50 biggest companies (by revenue) in Japan use Oracle software in their own data centres. Thirty-two of them also use Oracle Cloud in some way, including cloud applications and services.”

Customers can also now put their data wherever their users are in the world by using Oracle’s secure data backbone that connects the region to the rest of its global cloud infrastructure.

Cloud investment in Japan is growing dramatically. According to IDC Japan, the market for public cloud services increased 27% last year.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides and supports Oracle data solutions including Exadata Cloud Service, Autonomous Database services and high-performance computing (HPC) options, including GPU and HPC compute shapes.

Norihisa Fujimoto, director of service platform, digital transformation division, at All Nippon Airways, said: “We have fully embraced digital transformation and the use of cloud. As such, we have high expectations for the new Oracle Cloud Tokyo data centre. It will help us to accelerate our service platform strategy.”