Global software giant Oracle has announced Johannesburg as the location of its first African data centre.
Johannesburg will be among the 14 locations across Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Latin America that the company plans to open cloud regions to support strong customer demand for Oracle Cloud services.
Oracle provides a broad and consistent set of cloud services across 30 commercial and government cloud regions in 14 countries on five continents to serve its growing global customer base.
Upcoming cloud regions include Mexico, Colombia, Milan (Italy), Stockholm (Sweden), Marseille (France), Spain, Singapore (Singapore), Johannesburg (South Africa), and Jerusalem (Israel).
Additional second regions are expected in Abu Dhabi (U.A.E.), Saudi Arabia, France, Israel, and Chile.
Oracle plans to have at least 44 cloud regions by the end of 2022, continuing one of the fastest expansions of any major cloud provider. OCI currently operates 23 commercial regions and seven government regions, in addition to multiple dedicated and national security regions.
“With the additional Cloud regions, even more organizations will be able to use our cloud services to support their growth and overall success”
Clay Magouyrk, Executive Vice President, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
“Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has seen stellar growth over the past year,” said Clay Magouyrk, Executive Vice President, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
“We’ve introduced several hundred new cloud services and features and are continuing to see organizations from around the world increasingly turn to OCI to run their most mission-critical workloads in the cloud. With the additional Cloud regions, even more, organissations will be able to use our cloud services to support their growth and overall success,” he added.
Oracle plans to establish at least two cloud regions in almost every country where it operates to help customers build true business continuity and disaster protection while helping them address their in-country data residence requirements.
Oracle says its strategy is to meet customers where they are, enabling customers to keep data and services where they need it.