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Oracle opens the first cloud region in Spain


Oracle continues its rapid expansion with the opening of 40e cloudy region

Public and private organizations in healthcare, financial services, education, and retail will benefit from Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s enterprise-grade performance and security, powerful data and analytics, and multicloud

Thousands of customers across Spain and Europe are innovating on OCI, including BBVA, Grupo EULEN, Día, Grupo Piñero and Barcelona Health Hub

Oracle now operates 10 European cloud regions that run on 100% renewable energy

AUSTIN, TX and MADRID, September 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Oracle today announced the opening of the first Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) region in Spain to meet the growing demand for enterprise cloud services in the country. The new region of Madrid will give Oracle SpainCustomers and partners based in the public and private sectors have access to a wide range of cloud services to modernize their applications, innovate with data and analytics, and migrate critical workloads from their data centers to OCI.

“Local organizations and public institutions are taking firm steps to establish Spain as a technology-driven innovation-driven country,” said Albert Triola, General Manager, Oracle Spain. “With the opening of Oracle Cloud Madrid Region, we reinforce our commitment to helping our customers take advantage of the best cloud technologies while enabling the highest standards of security, availability and performance.”

New Madrid the region is Oracle’s 40e global cloud region and will offer more than 100 OCI services, including the unique converged database capabilities of Oracle MySQL HeatWave and Oracle Autonomous Database. This comprehensive set of cloud services provided by OCI can help organizations Spain improve IT and operational efficiency, get insights from their data faster, and build and deploy cloud-native applications.

The Madrid is Oracle’s seventh cloud region in the European Union (EU). It will allow organizations to deploy resilient applications across multiple sites to provide disaster protection without sensitive data leaving the EU. OCI plans to offer new sovereign cloud regions for the EU in Spain and Germany in 2023.

An unwavering commitment to conduct sustainable operations

Underscoring its ongoing focus on sustainability, Oracle has committed to powering all Oracle Cloud regions globally with 100% renewable energy by 2025. Multiple Oracle Cloud regions, including regions in North America, South Americaand—with the addition of Madrid—10 regions in Europeare already 100% powered by renewable energy.

OCI Ecosystem Helps Accelerate Cloud Adoption

OCI’s extensive network of over 75 global and regional OCI FastConnect partners provides organizations with dedicated connectivity to Oracle Cloud regions and OCI services. FastConnect provides an easy, flexible, and cost-effective way to create a dedicated private network connection with higher bandwidth, lower latency, and more consistent performance compared to public Internet connections. Interxion, a Digital Realty Company, is the host partner for Oracle Cloud Madrid Region’s new FastConnect site. Partners available at launch for the Oracle Cloud Madrid region include Colt, DECIX, Equinix, and Interxion.

Customers and Partners Embrace the New Oracle Cloud Madrid Region

“The opening of Oracle Cloud Madrid Region is great news for our BELA project, allowing us to protect the valuable data we process even more securely than before, and it helps us facilitate regulatory compliance, sovereignty data and data protection,” said Álvaro. Gaviño, world leader in behavioral economics, BBVA.

“For our information systems to align with business objectives, it is essential to provide them globally while ensuring the best local experience. The Oracle Cloud Madrid region is fundamental because it will allow us to achieve higher application performance, improve connectivity with end users and accelerate interconnection with other clouds in Spain and southern Europe“, said Alejandro Las Heras Vázquez, Chief Technology Officer, EULEN group.

“We believe that the opening of the Oracle Cloud Madrid region is essential to support the communications and regulations that help us implement IT solutions in the Iberian region,” said Antonio de la Tourdatabase manager, DIA.

“Due to the nature of our industry, our group’s business requires a variety of capabilities that can only be achieved in the cloud. Our journey to the cloud with Oracle was completed in less than a year, allowing us maintain security and business continuity A local cloud region will further benefit our strategy, helping us reduce service latencies, secure the regulatory framework for data, and combine a variety of cloud services to meet our business challenges said Mateo Ramón, CIO, Pinero Group.

“Oracle’s cloud platform is essential to the development of our hub, our overall growth and the integration of future members and partners. It is important for BHH to have an IT platform that provides security and stable, efficient and effective data operations. Oracle is part of our digital health ecosystem. We collaborate and have full confidence in their cloud services,” said

Eva Rosellgeneral director, Barcelona Health Center (BHH).

“A key driver of success in the cloud market is helping our customers embrace the cloud to grow their business, offering a comprehensive and differentiated portfolio with the support of industry-leading partners. Our partnership with Oracle will allow us to expand our cloud services and strengthen our strategic positioning in PaaS, as well as strengthen the value proposition of our database and middleware applications with one of the market leaders,” said María Jesús Almazor, Cybersecurity CEO and clouds, Telefonica Tech.

“Opening an Oracle Cloud region in Spain is more than good news. We congratulate Oracle on this decision which will greatly contribute to the innovation of new products and services in the cloud. This is a great opportunity for our joint customers and, without a doubt, a great boost for their cloud journeys,” said Ramón Pérez, Director of Sales and Portfolio, Capgemini.

“The expansion of Oracle’s cloud offerings in Spain is cause for celebration and further proof of the growing demand for cloud migration as a fundamental axis of business growth in the country. Oracle’s commitment to Spain is a driver of technological progress through Europe,” said Christmas Cheersdirector, cloud and alliances, Kyndryl Spain and Portugal.

“We congratulate Oracle on the opening of its Oracle Cloud Madrid region, which brings some of the most advanced cloud technologies to Spain. It will be a powerful lever to help advance the business strategies of Spanish organizations and public sector entities, including spain universities, which rely heavily on new technologies in their quest for innovation,” said Santos Pavón de Paula, Managing Director, UNIVERSITY XXI.

Oracle Cloud’s rapidly growing global footprint

Oracle provides a broad and consistent set of cloud services across 33 business regions and seven government regions, in addition to several dedicated and national security regions that span 22 countries on five continents.

Oracle Cloud regions currently available:

  • Asia Pacific: Tokyo (Japan), Osaka (Japan), Seoul (South Korea), Chuncheon(South Korea), Bombay (India), Hyderabad (India), sydney (Australia), melbourne (Australia), Singapore (Singapore)
  • Americas: San Jose (United States), Phoenix (United States), Ashburn (United States), Toronto (Canada), Montreal (Canada), Sao Paolo (Brazil)Vinhedo (Brazil), santiago (Chile), Querétaro (Mexico)
  • Europe: Frankfurt (Germany), London (UK), Newport, Wales (UK)), Zürich (Swiss), amsterdam (The Netherlands), Marseilles (France), stockholm (Sweden), Milano (Italy), The Courneuve, Paris, France), Madrid (Spain)
  • Middle East: Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Abu Dhabi and dubai (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES), Jerusalem (Israel)
  • Africa: Johannesburg (South Africa)
  • Government: Two general U.S. government regions, three U.S. Department of Defense-specific government regions, several U.S. national security regions, and two United Kingdom government regions (London and Newport, Wales)

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