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Oracle said the new datacentres will cater to local data privacy and data residency requirements

Oracle said the new datacentres will cater to local data privacy and data residency requirements

In a bid to add more cloud capacity Oracle announced Tuesday that it will build out a four new datacentres in Germany and Canada, which will run a range of the company’s software as a service offerings. The new datacentres will be online by the end of Q2 2014 and help Oracle cater to organisations that need to conform to regional data privacy and data residency legislation.

The company hasn’t disclosed how much it is investing in the new datacentres, but it has said that they will house Sun X4-2 servers and run Oracle’s portfolio of SaaS applications, ERP, social applications and recruitment offerings – key components of the company’s cloud suite.

This takes Oracle’s total global datacentre estate from 13 to 17. The most recent datacentre to be built by the company was announced in May and is located in the Thames Valley, UK. It is built specifically for delivering services to the public sector through the G-Cloud procurement programme.

Oracle president Mark Hurd said his company is leading when it comes to ensuring enterprises meet strict data privacy and data residency requirements, one of the motivating factors behind the recently announced cloud platform expansion. The move comes as the European Commission begins negotiating with member States on a final text for what is set to be the biggest overhaul to Europe’s data protection laws in almost twenty years.

“We are excited to announce this expansion as further commitment to our global customer base and their data residency requirements,” he said.

 

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