Oracle's Abu Dhabi data centre is online

Oracle's Abu Dhabi data centre is online
Oracle will be able to better respond to local customer needs through the Abu Dhabi facility.
Published: 7 February 2019 - 9:15 a.m.
By: Mark Sutton

Oracle's new data centre in Abu Dhabi is up and running, the company announced today.

The new data centre will serve public cloud applications to customers in the UAE and wider Middle East, and will support the company's roll out of Oracle Cloud services.

"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."

UAE telco 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 Center, 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."

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