Oracle Opens its First Cloud Region in Chile

Oracle has opened its new Chile Cloud Region, marking Oracle’s 29th Cloud region worldwide. The opening is part of Oracle’s plan to have 38 Cloud regions by the end of 2021.

The Chile Cloud region will provide reduced latency to organizations, which refers to the decrease in the time it takes for data to be transferred from the data center where the application data is hosted. In addition, the move to an Oracle Cloud region helps security-focused enterprises that need to meet demanding data residency requirements, as well as, reducing operational costs and modernizing legacy applications.

Now, customers and partners will have access to Oracle Cloud services to power innovation and drive business growth.

“We are very proud to witness this cloud infrastructure expansion and commitment to helping Chilean organizations embrace the transition to the cloud. This cloud Region will not only improve our clients’ experience, but it will also have a positive impact on the country’s innovation ecosystem and will help boost its digital economy by providing endless possibilities,” said Luiz Meisler, executive vice president, Oracle Latin-American.

The new cloud region will deliver Oracle Cloud services, including Oracle Autonomous Database, Kubernetes, Oracle Cloud VMware solution, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and Oracle Cloud Applications services. The new region will deliver multiple benefits to customers, especially to those in highly regulated industries with restrictions to access servers outside the national territory. In addition, Oracle’s first cloud region in Chile will also impact other Latin American countries, such as Argentina, Peru, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia. 

The Oracle Chile Cloud Region features multiple independent fault domains, enabling customers to deploy applications with high availability and it is also connected to a separate site in São Paulo, Brazil, as well as all of Oracle’s other cloud regions via Oracle Cloud’s private high-speed network backbone. This will allow organizations to deploy cloud services in multiple independent regions for disaster recovery, as well as host and store all transactional data in the region. 

Chile was chosen as a strategic region because the country has been a pioneer in the adoption of public cloud services and Oracle has seen strong customer demand for cloud infrastructure in the region. In fact, IDC estimates the cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) investment trend for Chile will rise to an average compound growth of 41 percent by 2024, which is higher compared to other Latin American regions.

Oracle opened 12 Cloud Regions in 2020 and currently operates 29 regions globally - 22 commercial and seven government and multiple dedicated regions for U.S. intelligence services - the fastest expansion by any major cloud provider. To help customers build true 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., U.K., South Korea, Japan, India and Australia already have two Cloud Regions. Upcoming Cloud Regions include second regions, Brazil, U.A.E., and Saudi Arabia, additional E.U. regions in Italy, Sweden, and France; as well as new regions in Singapore, South Africa, and Israel.

Currently available Oracle Cloud regions include:

  • Asia Pacific: Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Chuncheon, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Sydney, Melbourne
  • Americas: San Jose, Phoenix, Ashburn, Toronto, Montreal, São Paolo, Chile
  • Europe: Frankfurt, London, Zürich, Amsterdam, Wales
  • Middle East: Jeddah, Dubai
  • Government: two general U.S. Government regions, and U.S. National Security regions, three U.S. Department of Defense specific Government regions, two in the United Kingdom
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