Oracle Opens a Second South Korea Cloud Region

Second cloud region gives enterprise cloud users in South Korea the ability to run primary and disaster recovery


Oracle has launched a second cloud region in South Korea, giving enterprise cloud users the ability to run primary and disaster recovery capacity for their critical production workloads in-country, avoiding the need to send data elsewhere.

A key design principle of Oracle Cloud — along with consistent high performance, predictable low pricing, and an open approach that lets companies retain the tools they’ve invested in when they move to the cloud — is deterministic placement of data.

In a blog by vice president of Oracle Cloud, Vinay Shivagange Chandrashekar wrote the company gives customers the ability to specify where their data lives, avoiding services that randomly place data around the world.

“Although this approach uses automation to make data protection easy, enterprises that have regulations about where their data is located can’t allow their sensitive data to move around the world without explicitly placing it in a particular region,” he wrote.

“Also, our customers tell us that the availability benefits of multiple availability domains in a given country are not enough. They’ve asked us for true disaster recovery options in-country, which we are giving them.”

According Chandrachekar since building the first region in South Korea, Oracle has seen an “uptake” of cloud offerings by companies looking for a true enterprise solution.

“As we’re about to launch our second region there, it’s a great chance to step back and see what our customers have accomplished in the region, and look forward at what the second site will enable,” he wrote.

“We’re seeing local cloud usage among all the major industries that make up the economy of South Korea. We’re solving hard problems for organisations in manufacturing, financial services, shipping and logistics, and high tech.”

Garret Ilg, executive vice president and head of Japan and Asia Pacific at Oracle said data today is very important.

“It’s at the heart of delivering amazing customer experiences – making the right investment choice and ensuring business continuity,” he said. “To make the most of it, you need the right cloud architecture to bring it all together so that you can act, scale, and do so securely.”


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