Oracle opens the first Nordic cloud region in Stockholm

Oracle extended its Oracle Cloud service to the Nordic market for the first time with the launch of a new region located in Stockholm, Sweden.

The company said it chose the location to meet the growing demand for cloud services among private and public sector customers. The site will also allow it to tap into growing technological advancements in the Nordic market, which Oracle noted has consistently placed it near the top of the Union’s Digital Economy and Society (DESI) index. European in the areas of “human capital, broadband connectivity and the integration of digital technologies by digital businesses and public services.

This is the 35th region for Oracle’s cloud services to launch, with plans to continue increasing that number to 44 by the end of next year. Other recently launched cloud regions in the EU include Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Marseille. Oracle plans to add a second region in France, as well as its first sites in Italy and Spain very soon. The launch also comes just over a month after Oracle added Singapore to its Southeast Asia presence.

The company reiterated that it plans to further support the new cloud region with a local investment in its Oracle University program, which provides on-premises software training and certification, to help train support staff locally. The new region launches and available training are both part of Oracle’s larger plan to grow its enterprise resource products (ERP) business in the cloud into $ 20 billion in assets over the past five years. coming years.

The Oracle Cloud Stockholm region is already launching and is already running on 100% renewable energy, the cloud provider noted. This puts it ahead of the previously announced goal of having all Oracle cloud regions powered by renewable resources in the world by 2025. Additional regions in North America, South America and eight in Europe have also already reached. the milestone of renewable energies.

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