Oracle opens second cloud region in Singapore

July 3, 2024 | 5 minute read
Francesco Burruano
Oracle Cloud Regions Product Marketing Manager
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We’re excited to announce the opening of the second Oracle Cloud Region in Singapore to meet the rapidly growing demand for AI and cloud services. The new cloud region enables Oracle customers and partners across all industries across Southeast Asia to migrate mission-critical workloads from their data centers to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). The two regions in Singapore can help organizations strengthen business continuity, while addressing Singapore’s data residency and sovereignty requirements.

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As a result, customers and partners can access a wide range of cloud services to modernize their applications and innovate with AI, data, and analytics. Oracle is the only hyperscaler capable of delivering AI and a full suite of over 100 cloud services across dedicated, public, and hybrid cloud environments, anywhere in the world, including Oracle Autonomous Database, MySQL HeatWave Database Service, Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes, Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, OCI Generative AI service, and OCI AI Infrastructure.

These applications and services can help startups and medium and large organizations across financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, healthcare, and retail in Southeast Asia harness data to help uncover new business value and optimize applications, typically without requiring costly rearchitecture. The first Oracle Cloud Singapore region has supported the innovation needs of more than 1,000 customers in Southeast Asia, including Pacific International Lines and Siam Makro.

OCI’s extensive network of more than 90 global and regional OCI FastConnect partners offers organizations dedicated connectivity to Oracle Cloud Regions and OCI services. FastConnect provides an easy, flexible, and cost-effective way to create a dedicated, private network connection with higher bandwidth, lower latency, and more consistent performance versus public, Internet-based connections. FastConnect partners available at launch of the new Singapore region includes Console Connect, Digital Realty, Equinix, and Megaport.

OCI also helps customers lower their environmental footprint with the goal to run global operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025, including OCI data centers, and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. OCI also offers the most efficient cloud in terms of number of cores per megawatt (MW), lowering the total power consumption required to operate its datacenters.

OCI provides customers and partners with a resilient cloud foundation

Customers can achieve greater business continuity by deploying resilient architectures across both cloud regions in Singapore, enabling both high availability and disaster recovery within the country, while ensuring that their data doesn’t leave Singapore.

For maximum availability, Oracle’s Oracle’s Cloud Adoption Framework recommends a geographically distributed strategy using a multiregion application architecture. Customers can implement multiregion disaster recovery architectures with failover to another cloud region.

OCI’s dual region strategy is to deploy at least two cloud regions in every country where we operate to enable region-to-region disaster recovery, while ensuring that data stays within borders. OCI now operates 39 commercial public cloud regions in 24 countries. So, customers can implement multiregion disaster recovery within borders in 13 countries and the EU, with announced second regions in 4 more countries. We also operate two or more regions in our separate our EU Sovereign Cloud, all US Government Clouds, and our UK Government Cloud.

Jurisdictions and dedicated clouds with two or more cloud regions

  North America EMEA Asia-Pacific Latin America
public cloud
  • Canada
  • United States
  • European Union 
  • France
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Second regions announced: Italy, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Israel
  • Australia
  • India
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Mexico
Government and
sovereign cloud
  • US Government Cloud
  • US Government Defense Cloud
  • US National Security Regions
  • EU Sovereign Cloud
  • UK Government Cloud

About Oracle Distributed Cloud

This new region in Singapore is part of Oracle’s distributed cloud, which delivers the benefits of cloud with greater control and flexibility. Oracle offers the following distributed cloud lineup:

  • Public cloud: Hyperscale public cloud regions serve any size of organization, including ones that require strict EU sovereignty controls. For the full list of regions, see Public Cloud Regions.
  • Dedicated cloud: Customers can run all OCI cloud services in their own data centers with OCI Dedicated Region, while partners can resell OCI cloud services and customize the experience using Oracle Alloy. Oracle also operates separate US, UK, and Australian Government Clouds, and Isolated Cloud Regions for US national security purposes. Each of these products provide a full cloud and AI stack that customers can deploy as a Sovereign Cloud.
  • Hybrid cloud: OCI delivers key cloud services on-premises through Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer and Compute Cloud@Customer and is already managing deployments in over 60 countries.
  • Multicloud: Options including Oracle Database@Azure, MySQL HeatWave on AWS, and Microsoft Azure, Oracle Interconnect for Microsoft Azure, and Oracle Interconnect for Google Cloud allow customers to combine key capabilities from across clouds.

Learn more on our public cloud regions

Francesco Burruano

Oracle Cloud Regions Product Marketing Manager

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