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Oracle to widen its Mumbai cloud region, set up CoE in Gurugram through Airtel alliance

Oracle to widen its Mumbai cloud region, set up CoE in Gurugram through Airtel alliance
10 Nov, 2021

In an effort to support the surging demand for cloud services in India, Oracle India has said that it will be expanding its services in the Mumbai Cloud region by 2022, through Airtel’s data centre division Nxtra.   

Nxtra currently operates as a data centre network of 10 hyper data centres and 120 edge data centres.  

On September 30, the company announced that it plans to invest Rs 5,000 crore by 2025 to expand its capacity to over 400 MW within the same year. 

Oracle currently has two cloud regions in Mumbai and Hyderabad.  

The expanded Mumbai region will complement these two Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeiTY) empanelled cloud regions.    

“We’ve witnessed triple-digit growth in the business last year with more organizations in Asia, turning to OCI to run their mission-critical workloads. We want to help customers build true business continuity and disaster protection, while helping them address their in-country data residence requirements,” said Garrett Ilg, President, Oracle Japan and Asia Pacific.  

In addition to the expanded cloud region, Oracle and Airtel will setup a Cloud Centre of Excellence in Gurugram with a dedicated team from both organisations.  

The teams will work to modernise the internal workloads and work on joint IP solutions development to support emerging technologies around multi-cloud, B2B customer experience and unified communications.   

The collaboration will also see Airtel Business, (the B2B solutions wing of Airtel) and Oracle jointly market Oracle Cloud solutions to enterprise customers.  

Oracle’s solutions will be integrated into Airtel’s business portfolio and will be offered to their customers.   

“Both companies will also partner to co-innovate cloud solutions for India’s digital economy and take these to the market by leveraging Airtel’s leadership in the enterprise segment,” said Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO (India and South Asia), Bharti Airtel.