Oracle has announced the opening of a new data centre in Toronto, Canada. It will support the growing demand for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, its public cloud offering. Don Johnson, executive vice president, product development, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure commented: “With this new location Oracle is delivering on its promise to deliver even more customers with consistent high performance, low predictable pricing and the flexibility our cloud brings to the table.“
This latest announcement is part of a major expansion program for Oracle. It is the start of a push to add additional regions in 2019. These will be located in Australia, Europe, Japan, South Korea, India, Brazil, the Middle East, and the United States. In the US it will add new sites in Virginia, Arizona, and Illinois. These will support its US Government contracts, notably the Department of Defense customers. Oracle has received FEDRAMP Authorisation for several cloud services but is still awaiting it for its IaaS/PaaS – US Government Cloud and Fusion Cloud services.
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Oracle is pushing its expansion to different regions quickly. What it has not shared is the size of the new data centre. This makes it hard to compare with its competitors in the space.
This is good news for Oracle NetSuite though as well. The more geographic regions it is available in, the easier it is for NetSuite to overcome any challenges around sovereignty that organisations may have. Equally, as Oracle attracts more business in each region it is able to scale at an appropriate rate rather than face empty or unused aisle of computers.