TechInAfrica – It is expected by the end of 2020 for Oracle to have its 20 new data server regions launch, bringing its total number of cloud infrastructure regions up to 36. Included in the expansion of the server regions to South Africa, as well as in Australia, Japan, and India, as the expansion itself focused on existing regions and countries in ‘geographically-separated’ regions. For every 23 days, Oracle expects to at least open 1 region for the next 15 months, with a total of 20 newly added regions.
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The full list of regions scheduled for Oracle Cloud infrastructure deployment is below:
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- United States
According to Oracle, as the company has carefully planned, from 11 of the listed countries or jurisdictions that are served by the local cloud regions will receive two or more regions to facilitate in-country or in-jurisdiction disaster recovery capabilities. This is possible in the company’s case, as the Oracle’s Gen 2 Cloud Infrastructure deploys highly-optimized region technology that could implement an entire software-defined data center and customer-facing cloud services in terms of days.
Microsoft Azure is also one of the cloud computing services that is interconnected with an expanded number of the regions by the company, and this connection would enable government customers to migrate the applications they have in their inventory to the cloud. As Microsoft has already settled the Azure data center in South Africa, the expansion initiative by Oracle would be more convenient since Azure already has its base in the country. AWS also has confirmed its plan to set one local data center next year.