Oracle Cloud unveils ‘in country’ dual region strategy to help customers address disaster recovery and compliance needs and expands it footprint for Microsoft interconnect.
To support its customers around the world, Oracle announced its plans to launch 20 new Oracle Cloud regions by the end of 2020, a total of 36 Infrastructure regions.
This expansion includes regions in new countries and dual, geographically separated regions in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, U.K., EU, Japan, South Korea, Australia, India, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and new government regions in the U.K. and Israel.
According to Oracle EVP Cloud Infrastructure Don Johnson, with dual regions, customers can deploy both production and disaster recovery capacity within their country or jurisdiction to meet business continuity and compliance requirements. Johnson says customers will now have access across said regions to all cloud infrastructure services including Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Fusion Applications.
“Enterprise customers worldwide require geographically distributed regions for true business continuity, disaster protection and regional compliance requirements. 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,” says Johnson.
Oracle says it opened 12 regions in the past year and currently operates 16 regions globally— 11 commercial and five government. Oracle claims this is the fastest expansion by any major cloud provider.
Available regions include:
- Americas: Phoenix, Ashburn, Toronto, Sao Paolo
- Europe: Frankfurt, London, Zurich
- Asia: Tokyo, Seoul, Mumbai, Sydney
- Government: two U.S. Government regions, three U.S. DoD regions
Rapid expansion in commercial and government regions
Oracle says it plans 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. Oracle says its Gen 2 Cloud Infrastructure makes this possible through highly-optimized region deployment technologies, which can implement an entire software defined data center and customer-facing cloud services in days.
Oracle is scheduled to build new cloud regions in the U.S. (Bay Area, CA), Canada (Montreal), Brazil (Belo Horizonte), U.K. (Newport, Wales), European Union (Amsterdam), Japan (Osaka), Australia (Melbourne), India (Hyderabad), South Korea (Chuncheon), Singapore, Israel,
South Africa, Chile, two in Saudi Arabia and two in the United Arab Emirates. Oracle also intends to open two regions for usage by the U.K. Government and one for the Government of Israel.
Oracle says its expanding its regions interconnected with Microsoft Azure too.
Since June 2019, Oracle has announced two commercial regions that are interconnected with Microsoft Azure—Ashburn and London. In the next few quarters, it says it will globally expand the interconnect to U.S. West, Asia and Europe. Similar to commercial regions, Oracle Cloud and Microsoft Azure will extend their interoperability into government regions. Oracle says this will now enable joint Oracle and Microsoft government customers to more easily move applications to the cloud, preserving their existing technology investments while taking advantage of next generation cloud native technologies.
Oracle claims it is the only company delivering a complete and integrated set of cloud services and building intelligence into every layer of the cloud: from cloud infrastructure, to tools for application development and integration, to cloud applications for finance, enterprise resource planning, customer experience, and analytics.
Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Analytics, and platform services for application development and integration will be available in these regions. Oracle Fusion Applications now run on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in five data center regions, and will be available in all global regions within a few months after each region’s launch.
Oracle says this will be the most distributed cloud application platform in the market, able to satisfy in-country and in-jurisdiction data sovereignty requirements. Oracle claims customers requiring integration between Oracle Cloud Applications and on-premise applications may also benefit from the global availability of cloud-based integration services.
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(Featured image of Oracle Executive Vice President, Mission-Critical Database Technologies, Juan Loaiza provided courtesy of Oracle OpenWorld, Moscone Center, San Francisco September, 2019.)