Oracle Expands Footprint, Plans to Open a Public Cloud Region in Kenya

To meet the growing demand for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services across Africa, and as part of its global cloud infrastructure, Oracle is planning to open a public cloud region in Nairobi, Kenya.

OCI’s cloud architecture enables Oracle to offer its full suite of more than 100 hyperscale cloud services. The Government of Kenya and private sector can leverage this to increase ease of doing business in Kenya, according to Oracle.

An Oracle delegation led by Scott Twaddle, senior vice president responsible for OCI Product and Industries, has met with H.E William Ruto, President of Kenya and Eliud Owalo, cabinet secretary, ministry of information, communications, and the digital economy in Kenya to express Oracle’s commitment to helping the country meet its economic goals and transformation by deploying the latest cloud technologies.

Oracle will be taking advantage of Kenya’s renewable energy and digital infrastructure including abundant submarine and national connectivity.

The planned public cloud region in Nairobi underscores Oracle’s commitment to Africa and aims to help drive the digital transformation of the Kenyan government, public institutions, enterprises, startups, universities, and investors in Kenya and the continent, according to the company.

Oracle intends to continue expanding OCI’s footprint on the continent, which already includes the Oracle Cloud Johannesburg Region in South Africa.

“We are delighted to see Oracle planning such an important investment in Kenya,” said Ruto.  “I am excited to see major technology companies like Oracle investing in Kenya and bringing state of the art technologies like AI and cloud applications that will benefit Kenyan citizens, especially in creation of jobs.”

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