Oracle expands the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure platform (OCI) worldwide with nine new locations. Larry Ellison, founder and CTO of Oracle, announced this in his keynote at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco.

So far, the cloud platform of the software giant is available in four locations: Ashburn, Phoenix, Frankfurt and London. Data centres in Toronto, Chicago, Sao Paulo, Zurich, the Middle East, Mumbai, Seoul, Tokyo, and Osaka will be added to the availability by 2019 at the latest.

The Chicago data center will be entirely dedicated to government agencies, although some of the existing data centers in Ashburn, Phoenix and London will continue to focus solely on government clients.

It is striking that the new locations that Ellison mentioned in his keynote are less than the twelve that the company reported about earlier this year. It is not yet known what the reason for this is. Perhaps Oracle will announce more new locations at a later date.

With this expansion, Oracle will also enter the Asian and Middle East markets, where the software company is not yet physically represented.

Showpiece

According to Ellison, the OCI platform, which was developed in 2016, is also Oracles’ latest showpiece, as a result of which the original supplier of on-premise software, according to Ellisson, now profiles itself as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) supplier.

However, the company still has a long way to go compared to the number of global locations of Amazone Web Services (55), Google Cloud Platform (55) and Microsoft Azure (54).

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.