Oracle opens first cloud region in Africa

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Oracle unveiled its first cloud region in Africa, joining rivals Microsoft and Amazon. The Oracle Cloud Johannesburg Region will advance cloud adoption across Africa, and is the US company’s 37th cloud region.

The Johannesburg cloud region builds on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), which enables customers to migrate IT workloads and data platforms to the cloud or build new cloud native applications.

Customers can deploy Oracle Cloud within their own data centres with Dedicated Region and Exadata [email protected], deploy cloud services locally with public cloud-based management, or deploy cloud services remotely on the edge with Roving Edge Infrastructure.

The OCI architecture network design incorporates redundancy. Each Oracle Cloud region contains at least three fault domains, which are groupings of hardware that form logical data centres for high availability and resilience to hardware and network failures.

Oracle Cloud regions support all Oracle services and features, including Oracle Autonomous Database, Container Engine for Kubernetes, Cloud VMware solution, and the company’s Fusion Cloud Applications Suite. FastConnect partners offer customers dedicated connectivity to Oracle Cloud regions and OCI services by creating a dedicated private network connection with higher bandwidth, lower latency, and more consistent performance than public internet-based connections. Partners available at launch for the Oracle Cloud Johannesburg Region include Colt, Telia, Equinix, and Megaport.

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