Oracle Announces Second-Generation Cloud Region in the UAE

Oracle has announced the availability of the first of two planned second-generation cloud regions in the UAE. The addition of the Dubai cloud region marks the availability of 26 Oracle cloud regions worldwide. The opening is part of Oracle’s plan to have 36 cloud regions by July 2021.

Located in Dubai, the new cloud region will offer all Oracle Cloud Services, including Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Cloud Applications.

Oracle has established a dual region strategy to enable customers to deploy 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 independent cloud regions for disaster recovery purposes with multiple sites in the same country to meet data residency requirements.

Oracle describes its cloud infrastructure as a second-generation security platform, conceived and architected on security-first design principles, and including innovations such as isolated network virtualization and pristine physical host deployment to enable customer isolation from other cloud tenants and from Oracle personnel as well as reduced risk from advanced persistent threats.

Oracle opened eight cloud regions in 2020 and currently operates 26 regions globally—20 commercial and six government and multiple dedicated regions for U.S. intelligence services. To help customers build business continuity and disaster protection while meeting in-country data residence requirements, Oracle plans to establish at least two regions in almost every country where it operates. The U.S., Canada, E.U., South Korea, Japan, India and Australia already have two cloud regions. Upcoming cloud regions include second regions in the U.K., Brazil, U.A.E, and Saudi Arabia, additional E.U. regions in Italy, Sweden, and France; as well as new regions in Chile, Singapore, South Africa, and Israel.

Oralcle's currently available cloud regions include Asia Pacific: Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Chuncheon, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Sydney, and Melbourne. For more information, go to