Oracle has outlined plans to increase its global footprint of data centres by bringing another four locations online by the second quarter of 2014.
The new centres will be based in Germany and Canada. They will bring the total number of data centres that host Oracle’s services in the cloud, such as software tools, enterprise resource management platforms and HR services, to 17.
Oracle president Mark Hurd said the move would help meet the demand from its customers for cloud-based services in all parts of the world.
“Oracle operates a mission-critical cloud and we understand that cloud services need to deliver more than our already industry-leading breadth and depth of cloud-service functionality,” he said
“Oracle also delivers on the requirements of enterprise IT, including important corporate and regulatory requirements around data privacy and security. We are excited to announce this expansion as further commitment to our global customer base and their data residency requirements.”
Oracle also touted the fact that data centres would be subject to local data residency and regulatory requirements as another key selling point to customers.
V3 asked Oracle for information on the specific locations of the data centres within Germany and Canada, but had received no response at the time of publication.
The use of cloud services in regions with tighter data regulations is becoming more important in the fallout from the PRISM spying scandal, in which claims surfaced that government agencies in the US and UK spied on information stored in data centres by firms such as Google and Yahoo.
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