Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, a cloud service provider, today announced plans to expand its footprint by opening 14 cloud regions with new data centers in Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. Specifically, these 14 upcoming cloud regions include both new locations and second regions:
- Europe: Milan, Italy; Stockholm, Sweden; Marseille, France; Spain; France
- Middle East (including Africa): Jerusalem, Israel; Johannesburg, South Africa; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Saudi Arabia; Israel
- Asia-Pacific: Singapore
- Latin America: Mexico; Colombia; Chile
Presently, Oracle provides cloud services across 30 total cloud regions in 14 countries on five continents. Of this total, the company operates 23 commercial cloud regions and 7 government cloud regions.
By the end of 2022, Oracle plans to expand to at least 44 cloud regions, with the opening of its 14 newly announced cloud regions.
Ultimately, Oracle plans to establish at least two cloud regions in almost every country where it operates. To this end, in the United States, Canada, the UK, South Korea, Japan, Brazil, India, and Australia, Oracle already has two cloud regions.
Demand Drivers – Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is catering to an increasing number of organizations running workloads in the cloud. By adding additional cloud regions, the company is able to support the growth of more organizations through its cloud services. Also, Oracle Cloud’s value proposition includes helping customers in business continuity and disaster recovery, as well as addressing their in-country data residency requirements (e.g., GDPR).
Overall, customers can deploy Oracle Cloud’s services completely within their own data centers, locally with public cloud-based management, or remotely at the edge.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – Regions and Availability Domains
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is currently hosted in 30 regions and ~40 availability domains. Particularly, a region is a localized geographic area, and an availability domain is one or more data centers located within a region. Therefore, a region is comprised of one or more availability domains (or data centers). Importantly, each of these availability domains (or data centers) are isolated from each other.
Finally, the availability domains (or data centers) within the same region are connected to each other by a low-latency, high-bandwidth fiber network.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – 30 Regions Overall
- Asia-Pacific: Tokyo (Japan East), Osaka (Japan Central), Seoul (South Korea Central), Chuncheon (South Korea North), Mumbai (India West), Hyderabad (India South), Sydney (Australia East), Melbourne (Australia Southeast)
- North America: San Jose (US West), Phoenix (US West), Ashburn (US East), Toronto (Canada Southeast), Montreal (Canada Southeast)
- South America: São Paulo (Brazil East), Vinhedo (Brazil Southeast), Santiago (Chile Central)
- Europe: Frankfurt (Germany Central), London (UK South), Newport, Wales (UK West), Zürich (Switzerland North), Amsterdam (Netherlands Northwest)
- Middle East: Jeddah (Saudi Arabia West), Dubai (UAE East)
- Government: two general U.S. Government & National Security regions, three U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)-specific Government regions, two in the United Kingdom (London and Newport, Wales) – 7 government cloud regions overall
Extending Reach with Microsoft Azure
Beyond Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s 30 regions, the company also has a partnership with Microsoft Azure to enable joint customers to run workloads across the two clouds. This partnership provides low-latency, cross-cloud interconnect between Oracle Cloud and Microsoft Azure in eight regions. Specifically, these regions are Ashburn, Toronto, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo, San Jose, Vinhedo, and Frankfurt.