Oracle Expands Cloud Coverage with New Toronto Data Center

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has opened a new data center in Toronto to support customer demand for a high-performance, enterprise-grade cloud in Canada.

The second-generation cloud region addresses and resolves some persistent performance and security concerns that in the past have kept many Canadian organizations from moving to the cloud altogether, said Kyle York, VP of product strategy, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, in a blog post.

While cloud adoption has increased, many organizations are still hesitant to make the transition to the cloud due to security concerns and a desire to protect existing investments. First generation public cloud offerings were not architected to accommodate traditional application architectures. Oracle’s next-generation cloud infrastructure is built specifically to help organizations of any size run the most demanding workloads securely while delivering unmatched security, performance, and cost savings.

“Up until now, the ability for Canada's enterprises to run complex, mission-critical applications in the cloud has been limited, because first-generation public clouds simply weren't designed to accommodate traditional enterprise requirements,” noted York.

By the end of this year, Oracle said it plans to open additional regions in Australia, Europe, Japan, South Korea, India, Brazil, the Middle East, and the United States, including Virginia, Arizona, and Illinois to support public sector and Department of Defense customers. This expansion, the company notes, complements an existing Edge network consisting of more than 30 global locations and 300 plus sensors, providing Oracle customers with a comprehensive Internet performance dataset, and deep edge services capabilities.

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