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Oracle launches Data Centre in Singapore

Zafar Anjum | April 4, 2013
The new data centre will be housed at Equinix and will give customers and partners subscription-based, self-service access to Oracle software

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Leslie Ong, Managing Director, Singapore, Oracle Corporation, delivering keynote address to launch the Oracle data centre in Singapore

Oracle has opened a Singapore data centre for its cloud customers, the software company announced today at the Oracle World in Singapore.

The new data centre will be housed at Equinix and will give customers and partners subscription-based, self-service access to Oracle Fusion Applications such as ERP, Human Capital Management, Talent Management, Sales and Marketing and Customer Service and Support.

The data centre has been opened to meet growing demand from customers for Cloud-based services, as well as offering Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to customers in the region, Oracle executives said in a media briefing.

"We are going to lead in the cloud space in Asia Pacific," said Yen Yen Tan, Senior Vice President, Applications Sales, Asia Pacific, Oracle Corporation. "This new Singapore data centre is our latest data centre investment in the fast-growing Asia Pacific market, where demand is strong for cloud-based solutions."

More than 25 million users and more than 10,000 organisations use Oracle Cloud worldwide each day. Tan however did not give any numbers for her company's client size for cloud services in the AP region.

At the Singapore data centre, all offerings will be managed and supported by Oracle staff, the Oracle executives said. However, they did not reveal any headcounts for the new facility.

The new facilities use Oracle Engineered Systems including Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, the company's flagship engineered system for running business applications and the Oracle Exadata Database In-Memory Machine, which is ideal for high-end OLTP, large data warehouses, and database clouds. 

"The new data centre in Singapore underscores Oracle's ongoing commitment to offering cloud solutions to our customers. Locating the data centre here will help customers to enjoy the benefits of the Oracle Cloud, while continuing to meet Government regulatory requirements and help to ensure sovereignty of sensitive data," said Leslie Ong, Managing Director, Oracle Singapore.

Tan said that this Oracle facility will be attractive to its customers for reasons of data residency and security. Banking and government institutions will be attracted to Oracle's proposition. We have done well in Australia because of our data centre and we hope the same will happen here, she said.

Ong said that both new and existing customers of Oracle will be interested in the cloud services. He said that Oracle's proposition will be especially appealing for new companies who don't have to invest in licenses and infrastructure.


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