Oracle has announced its second Australian Gen 2 Cloud Region in Melbourne. This follows the launch of its Sydney Cloud region in August 2019, making Australia Oracle’s latest country with multiple cloud regions available. The opening is part of Oracle’s global plans to operate 36 Oracle Generation 2 Cloud regions by the end of 2020.
Oracle’s Generation 2 Cloud has been built from the ground up to provide businesses with better performance, pricing, and security. Having a second region based in Australia will offer local enterprise customers enhanced business continuity, disaster recovery and jurisdiction to meet compliance requirements without the latency penalty associated with moving data over long distances to offshore data centres. Ten countries and the European Union will have will have multiple Oracle Cloud regions that facilitate enterprise-class disaster recovery strategies.
“Not all clouds are created equal. Our next-gen cloud infrastructure has been built for an autonomous future, with security built in. With our Melbourne Cloud region, local customers and partners can now confidently host and protect mission-critical workloads and drive innovation,” said Valery Lanovenko, Vice President and Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand.
In addition to the Melbourne Cloud region, Oracle also announced the opening of four additional Gen 2 Cloud Regions in Osaka (Japan), Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Montreal (Canada), and Amsterdam (the Netherlands). Oracle has now opened 17 Gen 2 Cloud regions in the past year and currently operates 21 regions globally – 16 commercial and five government. By the end of this year, the company plans to open Cloud regions in the US (San Jose, CA), Brazil (Vinhedo), the UK (Newport, Wales), India (Hyderabad), South Korea (Chuncheon), Singapore, Israel, South Africa, Chile (Santiago), Saudi Arabia and two in the United Arab Emirates.
Currently available Oracle Gen 2 Cloud regions include:
- Asia: Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Mumbai, Sydney, Melbourne
- Americas: Phoenix, Ashburn, Toronto, Sao Paolo, Montreal
- Europe: Frankfurt, London, Zurich, Amsterdam
- Middle East: Jeddah
- Government: two U.S. Government FedRamp regions, three U.S. DoD regions
Oracle’s Gen 2 Cloud is built and optimised specifically to help enterprises run their most demanding workloads securely. With unique architecture and capabilities, Oracle Cloud delivers security, performance, and cost savings. Oracle’s Generation 2 Cloud is built to run autonomous services, including Oracle Autonomous Linux and Oracle Autonomous Database. Oracle Cloud offers a comprehensive cloud computing portfolio, from application development and business analytics to data management, integration, security, artificial intelligence (AI), and blockchain.