Oracle to build data centre in Johannesburg

Source: Construction Review

Oracle is constructing its first data centre in Africa as it extends the oracle cloud region footprint in response to the growing demand for its cloud services globally.

As part of its commitment to helping clients all around the world, Oracle announced plans to establish 20 more Oracle Cloud regions by the end of 2020, including one in South Africa. The total number of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure regions will now be 36.

Countries that built data centres included South Africa, the United States, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, the European Union (Amsterdam), Japan, Australia, India, South Korea, Singapore, Israel, Chile, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

However, because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the American multinational corporation was compelled to postpone a portion of its data centre development plans.

Oracle said that its cloud region in Johannesburg will be one of at least 44 planned by the end of 2022 as part of one of the most aggressive expansions of any major cloud provider.

Milan (Italy), Stockholm (Sweden), Marseille (France), Spain, Singapore, Jerusalem (Israel), Mexico, and Colombia are among the proposed cloud zones. Second zones will be developed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, France, Israel, and Chile.

Oracle South Africa’s national head, Sandhya Ramdhany, announced that the business is in talks with partners and suppliers ahead of the big data centre project.

The new Johannesburg Oracle Data Centre facility, which comes at a time of rapid development in cloud computing in Africa, is anticipated to intensify cloud computing conflicts.

Oracle has had a presence in South Africa for more than three decades, and its solutions and technology have been at the core of numerous breakthroughs in both the public and commercial sectors. Oracle’s cloud region in South Africa is part of its mission to meet customers where they are, allowing businesses to keep data and services where required.

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