Oracle has announced that it will open a data centre region in London by the middle of 2017 as part of its push to offer cloud services across the globe to compete with the likes of Microsoft and Amazon Web Services.
The London region is one of three planned for 2017, with others coming online in Reston, Virginia in the US and another planned for Turkey.
Oracle calls these regions Availability Domains and said that each one would have three high-bandwidth sites located several miles apart, to ensure that customers could ensure their services would remain unaffected should anything happen.
Deepak Patil, vice president of development, Oracle Cloud Platform, who spoke to V3 last year and said new sites would be coming online, said the new locations would ensure the firm was well placed to meet the needs of customers that are now incorporating cloud into their operations.
"Oracle is committed to building the most differentiated Cloud Platform that delivers on the requirements of a wide array of customer workloads," he said.
"This regional expansion underscores our commitment to making the engineering and capital investments required to continue to be a global large scale cloud platform leader."
Oracle also confirmed that it has plans to bring one more data centres in Asia Pacific, North America, and the Middle East through mid-2018 as it looks to rapidly expands its data centre footprint. To date it has 29 regions up and running in just 24 months.
Oracle is not the only one looking to UK for new data centre sites, with IBM also confirming last year it would be opening four new locations in the country as part of growing demand from its customer base for access to cloud-hosted services."We"ve been consistently impressed with the speed, availability and price of Oracle"s Bare Metal Cloud. This has, in turn, helped us grow our business across the world," said Gareth Williams, CEO, YellowDog. "The new EMEA Regions will enable us to offer an improved service to our high-end customers in Europe who look to YellowDog to deliver not only super-fast, super-secure and high availability cloud rendering, but also super-low latency."
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