Oracle announces second cloud region In Singapore

  • To meet increasing demand for OCI services in South East Asia
  • It is Oracle’s 41 existing and nine planned public cloud regions

Oracle announces second cloud region In Singapore

Oracle today announced plans to open a second cloud region in Singapore. The new region is one of 10 planned public regions to join the 41 regions that Oracle currently operates. Besides Singapore, no other Southeast Asian country hosts an Oracle cloud region.
The region will offer Oracle’s public and private sector customers and partners a new option to locate their infrastructure, applications, and data. In addition, customers will be able to use both Oracle Cloud Singapore Regions together while retaining data residency within Singapore.
“Our upcoming second cloud region in Singapore will help meet the demand for cloud services in Southeast Asia,” said Garrett Ilg, president, Japan & Asia Pacific, Oracle. “With the new region, Oracle offers customers business continuity and disaster protection while meeting in-country data residency requirements. “

The new Oracle Cloud Singapore Region will offer over 100 OCI services and applications, including Oracle Autonomous Database, MySQL HeatWave Database Service, Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes, and Oracle Cloud VMware Solution. 

The first Oracle Cloud Singapore Region has supported more than 1,000 customers in Southeast Asia, including Pacific International Lines and Siam Makro.
Each Oracle cloud region contains at least three fault domains, which are groupings of hardware that form logical data centres for high availability and resilience to hardware and network failures. The second region in Singapore will help customers increase business continuity while addressing regulatory needs.
Both Singapore regions will provide low-latency networking and high-speed data transfer. In addition, OCI’s distributed cloud solutions, including Dedicated Region and Exadata Cloud@Customer, can assist with applications where data proximity and low latency in specific locations are critical.

Spurring South East Asia’s Digital Economic Growth

In its Top ICT Predictions for 2022 and Beyond at IDC FutureScape 2022, IDC said that by 2023 digital will rule in Southeast Asia, as one in three companies will generate more than 15% of their revenue from digital products and services, compared to one in six in 2020. The strong focus on increasing revenue from digital products and services will contribute towards cloud technology playing an even more integral role in business continuity and resiliency for Southeast Asian organisations in today’s digital-first world.
“IDC forecasts the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) overall public cloud services market will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 23.5% from US$53.4 billion in 2021 to reach US$153.6 billion in 2026,” said Estelle Quek, senior research manager, Cloud Buyer Trends and Intentions Research, IDC.

A Focus on Driving Sustainable Operations Across the Globe

Oracle has committed to matching all worldwide Oracle Cloud Regions with 100% renewable energy by 2025, including the new Oracle Cloud Region in Singapore. Several Oracle Cloud Regions are already powered by 100% renewable energy, which enables customers to run their computing services more sustainably and with a lower carbon footprint. To further advance its commitment to sustainable operations, Oracle and its Asset Recovery partners recycled 99.9% of retired hardware they collected in FY’22.

Oracle Cloud’s Rapidly Growing Global Footprint

Oracle provides  cloud services across more than 41 cloud regions in 22 countries. OCI currently operates 34 commercial regions and seven government regions, in addition to multiple dedicated and national security regions.
 Currently available Oracle Cloud Regions include:

  • Asia Pacific: Tokyo (Japan), Osaka (Japan), Seoul (South Korea), Chuncheon (South Korea), Mumbai (India), Hyderabad (India), Sydney (Australia), Melbourne (Australia), Singapore (Singapore)
  • Americas: San Jose (United States), Phoenix (United States), Ashburn (United States), Chicago (United States), Toronto (Canada), Montreal (Canada), São Paolo (Brazil), Vinhedo (Brazil), Santiago (Chile), Querétaro (Mexico)
  • Europe: Frankfurt (Germany), London (United Kingdom), Newport, Wales (United Kingdom), Zürich (Switzerland), Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Marseille (France), Stockholm (Sweden), Milan (Italy), La Courneuve, and Paris (France), Madrid (Spain)
  • Middle East: Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Abu Dhabi and Dubai (U.A.E), Jerusalem (Israel)
  • Africa: Johannesburg (South Africa)
  • Government: Two general U.S. Government regions, three U.S. Department of Defense specific Government regions, several U.S. National Security regions, and two United Kingdom Government regions (London and Newport, Wales)

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