Oracle expands cloud computing operations with 12 new datacenters

Feb. 12 (UPI) — Oracle Inc. announced on Monday that it will expand its computer cloud services infrastructure to include 12 new datacenter regions.

The extension of its cloud services will include new services in security, blockchain and artificial intelligence, an Oracle statement said. The company’s new cloud footprint will include locations in China, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and South Korea, as well as the Netherlands and Switzerland. Two will be installed in Canada and two will be in the United States to support workloads the company has contracted with the U.S. Department of Defense.

California-based Oracle has cloud customers in 195 countries, the statement said, adding that demand prompted the increase in infrastructure.

“The future of IT [information technology] is autonomous. With our expanded, modern data centers, Oracle is uniquely suited to deliver the most autonomous technologies in the world,” said CEO Mark Hurd. “As we invest, our margins will continue to expand. And with our global datacenter expansion, we are able to help customers lower IT costs, mitigate risks and compete like they never have before.”