Oracle has announced availability of the first of two planned second-generation cloud regions in UAE. The addition of the Dubai Cloud region marks the availability of 26 Oracle Cloud Regions worldwide. The opening is part of Oracle’s plan to have 36 Cloud regions by July 2021. Located in Dubai, the new Cloud region will offer all Oracle Cloud services, including Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Cloud Applications.
Oracle opened eight Cloud Regions in 2020 and currently operates 26 regions globally – 20 commercial and six government and multiple dedicated regions for US intelligence services – the fastest expansion by any major cloud provider. To help customers build true business continuity and disaster protection while meeting in-country data residence requirements, Oracle plans to establish at least two regions in almost every country where it operates.
The US, Canada, EU, South Korea, Japan, India and Australia already have two cloud Regions. Upcoming Cloud Regions include second regions in the UK, Brazil, UAE, Saudi Arabia; additional EU regions in Italy, Sweden, and France; as well as new regions in Chile, Singapore, South Africa, and Israel.
Oracle has a dual region strategy that enables customers to deploy resilient applications in multiple geographies for disaster recovery and compliance requirements – without having sensitive data leave the country. Customers that want to run critical systems of record in the cloud need fully independent cloud regions for disaster recovery purposes with multiple sites in the same country to meet data residency requirements.
Oracle has established a digital hub in Dubai, focused on driving cloud adoption across the country’s mid-sized businesses.
In line with the UAE’s Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, Oracle has also established a first of its kind innovation hub in Dubai to accelerate the implementation of Artificial Intelligence in the UAE. Oracle has also initiated a collaboration with UAE’s Higher Colleges of Technology to help prepare 1,000 students for the digital economy by training them in emerging technologies.
Oracle Cloud Regions
- Asia Pacific: Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Chuncheon, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Sydney, Melbourne
- Americas: San Jose, Phoenix, Ashburn, Toronto, Montreal, São Paolo
- Europe: Frankfurt, London, Zürich, Amsterdam
- Middle East: Jeddah, Dubai
- Government: two general US Government regions, US National Security regions, three US Department of Defense specific Government regions, one in the United Kingdom.
“The contribution of digital economy to the UAE’s GDP stood at 4.3% in 2019, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has set a target to double this contribution by enhancing the country’s digital readiness. Oracle’s second-generation cloud region in Dubai will help accelerate the digital transformation initiatives of organizations across the UAE,” said Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban, Senior Vice President Technology, MEA and CEE, Oracle.
Says Jyoti Lalchandani, Group Vice President and Regional Managing Director, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, IDC: Cloud is increasingly being viewed as the technology platform that can provide agility, capacity and innovation capability that is required to accelerate digital transformation. We expect spending on public cloud in the UAE to surpass $430M this year and $1B by 2024, growing at a CAGR of 25% over the 5-year period from 2019-2024.
Etisalat, one of the leading telecommunication operators in emerging markets, is the telecom partner for the Oracle Cloud region in Dubai. Salvador Anglada, Group Chief Business Officer, Etisalat says: With this strategic announcement, Etisalat will be part of Oracle’s growth path on bringing the next generation of cloud to the region.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is second-generation security platform, conceived and architected on security-first design principles. Innovations like isolated network virtualization and physical host deployment, enable customer isolation from other cloud tenants and from Oracle personnel as well as reduced risk from advanced persistent threats.
DP World is a world leader in global supply chain solutions; specialising in cargo logistics, port terminal operations, maritime services, free zones and more. Mike Bhaskaran, Chief Operating Officer, Logistics and Technology, DP World says: Oracle Cloud Applications and Cloud Infrastructure platform are playing a vital role in DP World’s industry defining digital initiatives. The launch of Oracle’s second-generation cloud region in the UAE will further support our efforts.
DAMAC is the premier luxury property developer in Dubai with a portfolio of iconic residential, commercial and leisure properties. Binoo Joseph, Chief Information Officer, DAMAC Group says: Across our multi-cloud environments, we use Oracle Cloud as our enterprise transformation platform. We run workloads across enterprise apps, APIs and services that power both internal and customer facing apps across the group. The new UAE Data Centre region should help us accelerate this journey further.
Tahaluf Al Emarat is UAE’s leading IT company that provides advanced software solutions for the public sector. Yahia Alhami, Chief Executive Officer, Tahaluf Al Emarat says: Oracle’s second-generation cloud infrastructure, which offers a unique autonomous database is the right platform for us to build secure and innovative applications for our customers.