Oracle Cloud to open a new data center every 23 days

Cloud computing, Industry insights

To support its customers around the world, Oracle is expecting to open a new data center region every 23 days on average over the next 15 months. This bold investment strategy is aimed to create 20 additional facilities across the globe over regions of U.S., Canada, Brazil, U.K., EU, Japan, South Korea, Australia, India, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and new government regions in the U.K. and Israel.

The move comes as hyper-scale cloud operators such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft are continuing to invest billions in data centers this year following a record $120 billion in capex spending last year.

The Redwood City, Calif.-based software and cloud giant unveiled plans at OpenWorld this week to launch 20 new Oracle Cloud sites by the end of 2020, including 17 commercial and three government centers.

Looking at the cloud provider data center market, Microsoft Azure is currently available in 54 regions, followed by Amazon Web Services with 22 regions and Google Cloud Platform at 20 regions. Oracle Cloud plans to have a total 36 regions available by the end of 2020.

The top five worldwide hyper-scale data center spenders in the second quarter of 2019 were Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft. Other leading hyper-scale spenders include Oracle, Alibaba, IBM, Tencent and Baidu. Capex spending in building, expanding and equipping huge data centers hit $28 billion in the second quarter of 2019, down 2 percent year over year. The 2 percent drop was mainly due to hyper-scale capex decline in China, where the region was down a whopping 37 percent year over year in data center spending.

In terms of Oracle’s data center expansion, eleven of the countries or jurisdictions served by local cloud regions will have two or more centers to facilitate in-country or in- jurisdiction disaster recovery capabilities to meet business continuity and compliance requirements. Customers will have access to all Oracle Cloud Infrastructures services including Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Fusion Applications, hoping to make it the most distributed cloud application platform in the market.

“Enterprise customers worldwide require geographically distributed regions for true business continuity, disaster protection and regional compliance requirements. Multiple availability domains within a region will not address this issue,” said Don Johnson, executive vice president for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in a statement. “Unlike other cloud providers, Oracle is committed to offer a second region for disaster recovery in every country where we launch Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services, a strategy that’s aligned with our customers’ needs.”

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