Oracle opens first data centre in the UAE

Abu Dhabi-based data centre to boost Oracle Cloud adoption in the country and wider Middle East

By locating a data centre in the UAE, Oracle can cater to data governance requirements for customers who need to keep their data local, said SVP Khehar.
By locating a data centre in the UAE, Oracle can cater to data governance requirements for customers who need to keep their data local, said SVP Khehar.

Oracle has announced its first data centre in the UAE is up and running.

Located in Abu Dhabi, the data centre will offer public cloud applications services to customers in the UAE and wider Middle East. It is also expected to support faster adoption of Oracle Cloud in the country and the region.

“By locating a data centre in the UAE, we will be able to better manage service levels and respond to local customers, who, for data governance requirements and other reasons, need to keep their data local,” said Arun Khehar, senior vice president, business applications, Middle East and Africa, Oracle.

“Our customers in the region are excited about this new development. Coupled with Oracle’s unique ability to deliver solutions at every layer of the cloud stack, they firmly believe they can tackle digital disruption head on,” Khehar added.

Etisalat is the telecom partner for Oracle’s applications data centre in Abu Dhabi.

“In the past year, we have seen dramatic changes in the industry with digital technologies taking centre stage.  Businesses are making investments in futuristic technologies and adapting to these technological changes in their ecosystems”, said Miguel Villalonga, vice president of cloud & data centre, Etisalat Digital.

“With digital transformation driving the future, more companies are enabling digital innovation in their business and services. Our collaboration with Oracle complements very well the existing capabilities of Etisalat Digital and will help accelerate this transformation and cloud adoption to further empower government and commercial entities in the region,” Villalonga added.

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