Oracle opens Dubai cloud region, Abu Dhabi to follow

By the middle of next year, Oracle will have two cloud regions in both the UAE and Saudi Arabia, as enterprises in the region pick up the pace of cloud adoption.

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As enterprises in the Gulf pick up the pace of cloud adoption, major vendors appear to be opening up data centres as fast as they can. Oracle has just made the latest move, going live with a cloud region in Dubai, and says it will open a second one in the UAE, in Abu Dhabi, by the middle of next year.  

The opening of the Dubai data centre follows the debut of an Oracle cloud region in Jeddah earlier this year, and the company plans to launch a second cloud region in Saudi Arabia by the middle of 2021.

Meanwhile, Oracle will be setting up a high-speed network backbone between the Dubai and Abu Dhabi facilities, according to Scott Twaddle, vice president of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Product Development at Oracle.

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