Oracle expands Gen 2 Cloud with Melbourne region

Joins Sydney Oracle Generation 2 Cloud region launched in late 2019

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Oracle has expanded the Australian footprint of its Generation 2 Cloud, officially announcing the launch of a Melbourne data centre for the service.

The launch of the Melbourne Gen 2 region follows Oracle in August last year cutting the ribbon on its Sydney Gen 2 data centre.

“Not all clouds are created equal,” Oracle’s vice president and managing director, Australia and New Zealand, Valery Lanovenko, said in a statement released by the company.

“Our next-gen cloud infrastructure has been built for an autonomous future, with security built in. With our Melbourne Cloud region, local customers and partners can now confidently host and protect mission-critical workloads and drive innovation.”

The Melbourne region’s launch was part of an international expansion, which has also new Gen 2 regions launched in Osaka (Japan), Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Montreal (Canada), and Amsterdam (the Netherlands).

Oracle has also foreshadowed the launch by the end of 2020 of additional region in the US (San Jose), Brazil (Vinhedo), the UK (Newport), India (Hyderabad), South Korea (Chuncheon), Singapore, Israel, South Africa, Chile (Santiago), Saudi Arabia and two in the United Arab Emirates.

Oracle’s announcement today included the Law Society of NSW as one of the customers currently using the Gen 2 Sydney region since its launch. The Law Society has been using the cloud for backup and disaster recovery.

“The opening of the Melbourne Cloud region allows us to fully adopt cloud technology as a production service with DR in Melbourne,” CIO Lee Bustin said.

“This means we can now migrate many of our on-premises services to the cloud, vastly reducing the time and costs associated with maintaining and replacing our on-premises hardware,” the CIO added.

“Importantly for our business it means we can maintain our data within Australia. In addition to this, we are impressed with the speed of we have been able to complete the migration of services.”

Oracle introduced Gen 2 Cloud at its OpenWorld 2018 conference.

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