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Oracle launches gen2 cloud data centre in Mumbai

Oracle launches gen2 cloud data centre in Mumbai
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Redwood City, California-headquartered enterprise cloud services provider Oracle has set up a generation 2 cloud data centre in Mumbai that will allow its customers to migrate their data to the cloud. The data center is located in the Navi Mumbai suburb and occupies a cluster of three buildings.

The firm is also close to opening another generation 2 cloud data centre in Hyderabad, it said in a statement.

The Mumbai launch is part of the firm’s plans to set up 20 such cloud data centres globally by December 2020, averaging one in each region every 23 days over 15 months.

Among its competitors, Microsoft Azure is said to have presence in 54 regions, followed by Amazon Web Services with 22 regions. Google Cloud Platform is present in 20 regions.

The generation 2 cloud services include additional features such as scalability at the large enterprise level, improved security and improved cost reduction, said Shailendra Kumar, regional managing director of Oracle India.

"...the kind of innovations we are doing...you will keep hearing of more and more services from our side and more and more customers moving to cloud," Kumar said.

Customers can avail of services such as autonomous database, artificial intelligence-based applications and machine learning security, analytics and related cloud infrastructure services.

Watch: Oracle’s Mitesh Agarwal in an earlier conversation with TechCircle on gen2 cloud

In India, Oracle said that 100 customers across big enterprises, government bodies and small and medium enterprises have signed deals for the new cloud infrastructure services. 

The company claims that 15,000 customers are using its cloud services. Some of its customers include Federal Bank, TTK Healthcare, Bajaj Electricals, Genpact, National Stock Exchange and AU Small Finance Bank. 

Home loan major HDFC Bank is exploring shifting its user acceptance testing environment to its cloud data centre in Mumbai, the company said. The lender is yet to sign the deal and start the due diligence for the proposed shift to Oracle cloud, said Bhavesh Zaveri country head- operations and technology, HDFC Bank.

Once implemented, the bank will be able to transfer its testing data from different departments to Oracle cloud increasing its ability to upgrade existing products, and roll-out new products quickly, the company said.

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