Oracle today announced the general availability of its Cloud region in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Now, customers and partners will have access to all Oracle Cloud services, including Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Autonomous Linux, as well as Oracle Cloud Applications, to unlock innovation and drive business growth. Oracle’s second generation Cloud is now available in 24 fully independent locations, with plans for 14 new cloud regions by the end of 2021.
“Oracle Cloud is fast becoming the preferred digital transformation platform for private companies, public sector organisations, and tech startups in Saudi Arabia, and we are delighted to be serving the larger Middle East region, where 87 percent of the top companies by revenue use Oracle, and 54 percent already use Oracle Cloud,” said Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban, Senior Vice President – Technology, MEA & CEE, Oracle.
The first region in Jeddah will be followed by a second region in Saudi Arabia, as well as two regions in the UAE. These represent Oracle’s first forays into the Gulf with Cloud regions, a part of the world that’s been underserved by other cloud vendors. Oracle is the first public cloud vendor with a region in Saudi Arabia.
Oracle has a unique dual region strategy that enables customers to deploy resilient applications in multiple geographies for disaster recovery and compliance requirements – without having sensitive data leave the country. Customers that want to run critical systems of record in the cloud need fully independent cloud regions for disaster recovery purposes with multiple sites in the same country to meet data residency requirements. To that end, the Jeddah Cloud region will be joined by a second region in Saudi Arabia, next year.