Oracle details plans for further cloud expansion at its CloudWorld event in New York-- including three new cloud regions in the UK, Turkey and Virginia, all expected to go live by H2 2017.
The company says it will add further regions in MEA, N. America and APAC in 2018, all comprising at least 3 high bandwidth, low latency sites (or "availability domains") designed to avoid failover.
“Oracle is committed to building the most differentiated cloud platform that delivers on the requirements of a wide array of customer workloads,” the company states. “This regional expansion underscores our commitment to making the engineering and capital investments required to continue to be a global large scale cloud platform leader.”
In addition the company announces enhancements to its Cloud Platform, such as the Oracle Database Cloud Service on bare metal servers, allowing customers to provision cloud infrastructure without virtualised compute environments. As for customers not wanting bare metal, virtual machines get improved load balancing and storage capabilities.
“These latest investments in the Oracle Cloud Platform provide a clear path to develop, test, and scale applications-- with the Oracle Database or third-party databases,” Oracle concludes. “We offer customers the most comprehensive approach to moving to the cloud and accelerating their business strategies.”