Oracle to Launch Three New Cloud Regions in Next 6 Months
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Oracle announced plans on Tuesday to bring three new cloud regions online over the next six months, out of Reston, Virginia, London, U.K., and Turkey, respectively. When they come online by mid-2017, the company will have doubled the reach of its cloud platform in 24 months, to 29 global regions.
There are currently customers in 195 countries running applications on the Oracle Cloud Platform, and the company says customers are joining on at “record-rates” to take advantage of its low-latency, highly available, reliable, and secure cloud environment.
"Oracle is committed to building the most differentiated Cloud Platform that delivers on the requirements of a wide array of customer workloads," Deepak Patil, vice president of development, Oracle Cloud Platform said in a statement. "This regional expansion underscores our commitment to making the engineering and capital investments required to continue to be a global large scale cloud platform leader."
Each of the new cloud regions will consist of three high bandwidth, low latency sites, or Availability Domains (ADs), several miles from each other and operated fault-independently. Along with the failure protection this provides, the ADs are deeply integrated into the Oracle Cloud Platform to make use easy and maintain availability without complex architectural decision-making.
"We've been consistently impressed with the speed, availability and price of Oracle's Bare Metal Cloud. This has, in turn, helped us grow our business across the world," Gareth Williams, CEO, YellowDog said in a statement. "The new EMEA Regions will enable us to offer an improved service to our high-end customers in Europe who look to YellowDog to deliver not only super-fast, super-secure and high availability cloud rendering, but also super-low latency."
Oracle also plans to launch additional regions in APAC, North America, and the Middle East through mid-2018. In November, Oracle acquired Dyn as part of its push to extend its cloud platform.