Oracle launches 2nd cloud region in the UAE

Oracle launches 2nd cloud region in the UAE

Oracle is opening its second cloud region in UAE.

Customers will benefit from improved business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities from the Oracle Cloud Abu Dhabi and Dubai regions.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) underpins both Oracle Cloud regions, allowing customers to quickly move current workloads and data platforms or develop new cloud-native applications that benefit from improved performance, lower costs, and built-in security.

Jyoti Lalchandani, group vice president and regional managing director, Middle East, Turkey and Africa at IDC, said,

“Cloud’s role in enabling innovation is underscored by the priority organizations have given to cloud in their digital transformation initiatives. Cloud-based technologies have helped organizations weather the Covid-19 crisis, and cloud is now helping them build a resilient organization that can withstand uncertainties,”

“Our survey of the CIOs in the UAE highlights that an in-country data center is an important factor for 78 per cent organizations that are planning to adopt cloud over the next 12-18 months. Oracle’s two cloud regions in the UAE will boost local cloud infrastructure availability. IDC believes that cloud has become an inseparable element of an organization's digital transformation and innovation roadmap,”

Richard Smith, executive vice president, Technology, EMEA, Oracle, said,

“The rapid adoption of cloud-based technologies like artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), and machine learning is vital for building a thriving digital economy and is a key priority for the UAE. With the Dubai and Abu Dhabi Regions, we have the required cloud infrastructure for organizations across public and private sectors, including SMBs, to accelerate their digital transformation,”

Dr Mohamed Hamad Al Kuwaiti, head of cybersecurity for the UAE Government, said,

“The UAE Government has rapidly transitioned from being a conventional set up to a ‘smart government’ entity, and now with the increasing pace of digital transformation across the country’s public and private sector, we are progressing towards being an AI-enabled government. This progress is in line with the digital economy goals of our country, but we must also ensure that the ‘cyber resilience of the UAE is maintained to mitigate cybercrime and increase international collaboration. Oracle’s two cloud regions in the UAE are important investments towards providing cyber resilience and secure digital infrastructure for organisations to enjoy the full benefits of cloud computing.”

Oracle’s dual-region cloud strategy enables customers to deploy resilient applications in multiple geographically separated locations without having sensitive data leave the country for business continuity and compliance requirements. To help customers plan data center deployments to meet application requirements and optimize their cloud infrastructure, OCI’s provides a no-cost inter-region latency dashboard that provides insights into real-time and historical latency for Oracle Cloud regions around the globe.

News Source: Gulf Business

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