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Oracle launches first of Cloud regions in the UAE in Dubai

Oracle launches first of Cloud regions in the UAE in Dubai

DP World, DAMAC, Abu Dhabi Customs, Tahaluf Al Emarat among UAE Oracle cloud customers

Oracle has announced that the first of two planned Cloud regions in the UAE is now live. Located in Dubai, the new cloud data centres will offer all Oracle Cloud services, including Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Cloud Applications.

The addition of the Dubai Cloud region marks the availability of 26 Oracle Cloud Regions worldwide, part of an expansion plan to have 36 Cloud regions by July 2021.

Oracle has a dual region strategy that enables customers to deploy applications in multiple geographies for disaster recovery and compliance requirements – without having sensitive data leave the country.

Oracle Cloud growing list of local customers includes DP World, DAMAC, Abu Dhabi Customs, Tahaluf Al Emarat. Etisalat is the telecom partner for the Oracle Cloud region in Dubai.

Architected on a security-first design, features in Oracle cloud-like isolated network virtualisation and pristine physical host deployment enable customer isolation from other cloud tenants and Oracle personnel as well as reduced risk from advanced persistent threats.

“Oracle’s second-generation cloud region in Dubai will help accelerate the digital transformation initiatives of organisations across the UAE’ government entities, large enterprise and SMEs, thus directly supporting the country’s economic vision,” said Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban, senior vice president, Technology, MEA & CEE, Oracle.

The cloud data centre roll-out is the latest investment by Oracle in the UAE’s digital economy. The company has established an 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 (HCT) to train students in emerging technologies including AI, blockchain, IoT and machine learning.

“UAE-based organisations are prioritising digital transformation to navigate the current crisis as well as to compete and thrive during the recovery phase,” observed Jyoti Lalchandani, group vice president and regional managing director, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, IDC.

“In a survey of UAE CIOs from mid and large organisations conducted by IDC in the 2nd quarter of this year, 57 per cent of the respondents said they were accelerating digital transformation in response to new customer and operational needs. Cloud is increasingly being viewed as the technology platform that can provide the agility, capacity and innovation capability that is required to accelerate digital transformation”, Lalchandani added.

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