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Oracle Gen 2 data centre opens in Mumbai, 2nd coming next year

Friday - October 11, 2019 3:20 pm , Category : SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Mumbai, Oct 11 (IANS) In a fillip to the Indian government's demand from the global tech firms to store data locally and keep it extra secure, Oracle on Friday made its modern, secure and enterprise-grade Gen 2 Cloud region available for the existing and new customers in the country.
Bullish on its India operations, the Cloud major announced the availability of its first Gen 2 Cloud region in Mumbai, with plans to open another Gen 2 region in Hyderabad next year.
"These two new cloud regions signify Oracle's commitment to India, as the country looks to nearly double the size of its economy by 2025," said Philippe Mathieu, Executive Vice President, Oracle EMEA and JAPAC.
Andrew Sutherland, SVP-Technology, Oracle EMEA and JAPAC, told IANS that data sovereignty has always been on top of the company's mind.
"The Mumbai data centre is the key step to ensure that Indian enterprises' data remains within the boundaries of the country. We completely respect nations' demand for data localisation and India is no different," Sutherland told IANS.
Customers and partners in India can now harness the power of Oracle Cloud and leading services like Autonomous Database to unlock innovation and drive business growth.
Oracle Cloud is a Generation 2 enterprise cloud that supports all legacy workloads while delivering modern cloud development tools, so enterprises in India can bring forward their past as they build their future.
"We'll help customers migrate to Oracle Cloud seamlessly as they look to scale their business for the experience economy," Shailender Kumar, Regional Managing Director, Oracle India, told reporters here.
"Over 100 customers have already signed up for the new cloud region, signifying the rising adoption of Oracle Cloud in India," he informed.
Oracle is looking to open one region every 23 days, on an average, over the next 15 months.
The announcement is part of Oracle's plan to add 20 new Gen 2 Cloud data centres globally by the end of 2020. The company aims to have 36 Cloud regions by the end of 2020 - more than Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Current Oracle customers like HDFC Bank, TTK Healthcare, Federal Bank, Comviva, SRF, Karur Vysya Bank and others welcomed the move.
"With the new Oracle Cloud India regions, banks and financial institutions like ours will gain access to a flexible and secure cloud infrastructure. We'll look to further improve our data analytics using the Oracle Autonomous Database to deliver more value to our customers," said Shalini Warrier, COO, Federal Bank.
"By moving to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, TTK Healthcare has seen a huge increase in operational efficiencies - from simplified application management to improved availability and 3x performance improvement, added Srikanth Ramaswamy, VP, Information Systems, TTK Healthcare.
Additionally, Oracle Cloud Applications will be available to customers in the India data centre soon.
More than 15,000 customers in India are using Oracle to manage their mission-critical workloads.
Generation 2 Cloud is the only one built to run Oracle Autonomous Database, the industry's first and only self-driving database.
Oracle Cloud offers a comprehensive cloud computing portfolio, from application development and business analytics to data management, integration, security, artificial intelligence (AI) and Blockchain.

--IANS na/bg