Oracle has announced a plan to launch a second cloud region in Singapore to meet the growing demand for public cloud services in Southeast Asia.
The first cloud region in Singapore was announced by Oracle in 2021.
Currently, the company operates 41 regions, and the new Singapore region would be one of Oracle’s 10 planned new public regions.
Oracle Japan & Asia Pacific’s president, Garrett Ilg, said with the new region, the company will offer customers business continuity and disaster protection while meeting in-country data residency requirements.
This is to help organisations in Southeast Asia embrace technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and IoT to address complex challenges, he added.
According to Oracle, customers will have access to a wide range of cloud services to modernise applications; innovate with data, analytics, and AI; and migrate mission-critical workloads from data centres to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).
The new region will offer over 100 OCI services and applications, including Oracle Autonomous Database, MySQL HeatWave Database Service, Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes, and Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, IIg said.
This will help startups and medium-sized and large organisations across financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, healthcare, and retail harness data to help uncover new business value and optimise applications, typically without requiring costly re-architecture.
They will be able to achieve greater business continuity by using both Oracle Cloud Singapore Regions while retaining data residency within Singapore, he added.