Oracle set to launch 14 new cloud regions in 2022
As customer demand rises for Oracle Cloud services, the firm recently announced its plans to develop its cloud region footprint. Fourteen new cloud regions will be opened over the next years, in locations including Milan, Stockholm, Marseille, Spain, Singapore, Johannesburg and Jerusalem.
This rapid expansion plan will see Oracle operate a minimum of 44 cloud regions by the end of 2022. New cloud infrastructure is being built to offer high availability to clients, as well as preparing for the chance of hardware and network failures. Oracle has seen sales grow in recent years, with the firm now reaching annualised revenue of $10 billion.
“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 organizations will be able to use our cloud services to support their growth and overall success.”
At the moment, Oracle offers cloud services across 30 commercial and government cloud regions in 14 countries on five continents. As part of this expansion plan, Oracle has pledged to power all Oracle Cloud regions worldwide with 100% renewable energy by 2025. A number of cloud regions are already using 100% renewable energy.
Ashburn, Phoenix, Frankfurt, and London offer increase resilience to data centres due to the usage of multiple availability domains (ADs), which each contain three fault domains. The dual region cloud strategy followed by Oracle ensures that sensitive applications can be deployed by businesses, without the concern that data has to leave their country.