Oracle has announced its plans to launch 20 new Oracle Cloud regions by the end of 2020, for a total of 36 Oracle Cloud Infrastructure regions.
In additions to the countries listed above, the company revealed that the expansion will also include new government regions in the UK and Israel.
“Enterprise customers worldwide require geographically distributed regions for true business continuity, disaster protection and regional compliance requirements,” said Don Johnson, EVP, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
“Multiple availability domains within a region will not address this issue. Unlike other cloud providers, Oracle is committed to offer a second region for disaster recovery in every country where we launch Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services, a strategy that’s aligned with our customers’ needs.”
Oracle Cloud has opened 12 regions in the past year and currently operates 16 regions globally – 11 commercial and five governments.
The company’s available regions include: Phoenix, Ashburn, Toronto, Sao Paolo, Frankfurt, London, Zurich, Tokyo, Seoul, Mumbai, and Sydney.
Oracle expects to open an average of one region every 23 days over the next 15 months for a total of 20 additional regions (17 commercial and three government).
As planned, 11 of the countries or jurisdictions served by local cloud regions will have two or more regions to facilitate in-country or in-jurisdiction disaster recovery capabilities.
In addition to this, Oracle is expanding its regions interconnected with Microsoft Azure, and since June 2019, Oracle has announced two commercial regions that are interconnected with Microsoft Azure – Ashburn and London.
“As the cloud is now being used by enterprises globally for more mission-critical workloads, Oracle is demonstrating that its enterprise-grade credentials are resonating with customers, leading to a combination of customer retention and growth,” said Roy Illsley, analyst, infrastructure solutions, Ovum.
“According to Oracle, it is seeing more and more existing customers committing to the Oracle Cloud, as well as growth in new customers moving to the Oracle Cloud.
“Oracle’s aggressive global data centre expansion plan is helping in its growth. With its reputation for reliability, high performance and security, we believe Oracle is increasingly becoming an influential enterprise-class cloud provider.”