• September 9, 2019

Improved Display Names for Oracle Cloud Regions

Mohamed Sleem
Sr. Principal Product Manager

Oracle has built an enterprise-ready Generation 2 Cloud that helps organizations in every industry solve their most challenging business and technology problems with consistently high performance, rock-solid reliability, advanced security, and smooth compatibility with on-premises solutions. As part of this mission, we’re rapidly increasing our global footprint to make cloud regions available in all the major geographies where our customers operate. In the past few months, we've made big progress towards this goal with new regions launched in Toronto, Tokyo, Seoul, Mumbai, Sao Paulo, Sydney, and Zurich, with more planned for this year and next.

With so many regions around the world, the clarity of region names has become more important. As a result, we’ve simplified the way regions are named and displayed in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console and documentation. Rather than requiring you to look up physical locations and airport codes to understand where resources are located, the new display names provide this information at a glance. For example, instead of seeing us-ashburn-1 or IAD in the Console, you will now see US East (Ashburn).

Starting today, the new region display names are shown in the Console and documentation. Display names exist alongside the current region identifiers that you’ve seen in the past, so there is no action required on your part. Existing region identifiers, such as us-ashburn-1, will continue to exist for APIs, SDKs, and CLI.

Console and Documentation Improvements

Technical documentation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services, as well as overall region overviews, now include the new display names. Key experiences have already been updated in the Console to reflect the new display names. More pages will be updated in the next few weeks.

Following are examples of improved pages:

  • Region selection menu
  • Region management page
  • New account sign-up experience
  • Creating and managing resources (coming soon!)

Example 1: Region Selection Menu

Example 2: Region Management Page


Getting Started

To learn more about Oracle Cloud's available regions, visit our region overview page. To get started with Oracle Cloud, with free services and trials across our range of Generation 2 Enterprise cloud services, visit our Getting Started page.

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