Oracle sets up second India cloud data centre in Hyderabad

Oracle sets up second India cloud data centre in Hyderabad
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29 Jun, 2020

Redwood City, California headquartered enterprise cloud services provider Oracle has set up a data centre in Hyderabad, its second one in India.  

The company in October launched a generation 2 cloud data centre in Mumbai, allowing its customers to migrate their data to the cloud. Oracle plans to set up 36 second generation cloud data centres globally by December. It claims to have opened 20 cloud regions in the past year and currently operates in 24 regions globally, of which 16 are for private businesses and six are dedicated for government operations. 

With the launch of the new Hyderabad facility, Oracle can offer customers an autonomous database platform, operating system and other cloud applications, a statement said.

Oracle said in October that 100 customers from private and public sectors, such as Federal Bank, TTK Healthcare, Bajaj Electricals, Genpact, National Stock Exchange and AU Small Finance Bank, had signed up for its cloud infrastructure services. Home loan provider Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), at the time, was in talks to shift part of its operations to Oracle’s Mumbai unit.

The company said that it will provide Indian businesses better priced products with higher  security based on its second generation cloud. Other than India, it has multiple cloud data centres in the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, South Korea and the European Union with disaster recovery strategies.

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

“A large number of Indian organisations are looking to change growth orbits with greater focus on cloud-led innovation. With two Oracle cloud regions live in India, we are fully geared to support our 15,000-plus customers in their innovation journey, with adequate support by nearly 1,000 specialised Oracle partners,” Shailender Kumar, regional MD of Oracle India, said.

Oracle announced in May that about 82% of senior technology decision makers recognise the importance of investing in data management tools, which will lead to better business outcomes. 

In a recent move, Oracle offered free access to its financial statement planning platform, including strategic modelling, for next 12 months amid the Covid-19 pandemic.