I'm Mark Findlay, a Director of Product Management for the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) team. We're pleased to announce the immediate availability of infrastructure services from our EU-Germany datacenter region in Frankfurt. The EU-Germany region uses Oracle's modern IaaS architecture, and will be of particular interest to those looking for the lowest possible latency.
The EU-Germany region provides bare metal and VM compute instances, block and object storage, Oracle Database Cloud on VMs or bare metal, Exadata Cloud Services, and truly unique features like Oracle RAC, all running on the same deeply-configurable Virtual Cloud Network. For a complete list, and more details on the services, please visit cloud.oracle.com.
The EU-Germany region is a natural choice for businesses with a strong European user base, whether shifting current services or developing new cloud-native services. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is designed to provide a best-in-class foundation for all enterprise workloads, but especially production workloads requiring exceptional performance, reliability, and scale, such as Oracle Database and Oracle Applications.
Frankfurt takes advantage of Oracle's next generation IaaS architecture, including enterprise optimized hardware and network technology, to offer the highest performance for European customers. Like the enhanced US-West and US-East regions, this new data center region has three fault-decorrelated Availability Domains with high speed and low latency interconnects. This architecture enables you to build and run highly resilient applications. Both traditional n-tier and distributed scale-out applications can benefit.
With enhanced datacenter regions in both Europe and North America, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure now offers the disaster recovery, data replication, and redundancy options enterprises expect. For example, Oracle Database customers can use DataGuard for asynchronous replication and disaster protection, following Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA) guidelines. The OCI console, command line interface and SDK enable developers and clients to create, manage and maintain resources in all three regions seamlessly.
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