Oracle announces opening of its first cloud region in France
The Oracle Cloud Marseille Region aims to provide customers and partners with all its services to aid in business growth. Oracle’s next-generation cloud is currently available in 32 regions worldwide, with the goal to have 44 cloud regions by the end of 2022, continuing one of the fastest expansions of any major cloud provider.
Oracle Cloud services, such as Oracle Autonomous Database, Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes, and Oracle Cloud VMware are now available from Marseille for organisations that need their data to remain in France. This supports organisations in the banking industry and public sector in meeting important regulatory compliance requirements.
Oracle also offers a wide range of application modernisation and cloud strategies to boost French organisations and allow them to operate ‘with global competitiveness.’ The cloud region is purposely located in Marseille, as a top ten global internet hub that is the fastest growing in the world and a major confluence point for submarine cables used for international data transmission.
Oracle said it plans to open a second cloud region in France next year, as a part of its dual-region cloud strategy. The second cloud region will help customers meet businesses continuity and compliance requirements by enabling them to deploy resilient applications in multiple geographically separated locations, without having sensitive data leave the country.
General manager of Oracle France Karine Picard said: “It is crucial for performance and security that we offer private and public sector organisations the ability to have cloud infrastructure located in France to manage their most critical data and applications.”
Adding, “We currently see triple digital growth in our cloud business that reflects our customers desire to rapidly digitise their operations so they can better serve their customers.”
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