Oracle has just launched its new government Gen2 cloud dual-region in the UK, developed solely for public sector organizations and their authorized partners, offering a number of services that include Oracle Autonomous Database, Kubernetes, Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, Oracle OCI services and Oracle Fusion Cloud applications.

The new Oracle dual-region consists of two separate sites in London and Newport, Wales, which are connected by Oracle’s private network. The company’s dual-region strategy is expected to enable customers deploy applications in multiple independent regions within a country for disaster recovery purposes, however, these facilities can also offer hosting and storage for other transactional data in the region.

“We’ve had a Government Cloud Region in the UK for several years, but today’s announcement really unlocks a completely new potential for all of our customers across the UK to take advantage of Oracle’s second-generation Cloud,” said Richard Petley, senior vice president, Oracle UK and Ireland.

According to the company, the latest dual-region is designed in collaboration with multiple UK Government and Defense ministries, with claims of adherence to the security principles outlined by the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC). The project is also an expansion of Oracle’s UK Government cloud infrastructure offerings, which has been used by some organizations in the UK public sector, including the Home Office, NHS BSA, Lambeth Borough Council and Croydon Council.

“Building world-class digital infrastructure is central to the government’s wider digital strategy. To help achieve this it’s key for public sector organizations to have access to services which allow them to operate efficiently, securely and cost effectively. Today’s announcement marks a significant milestone in providing this to the entirety of the public sector—a step I very much welcome,” said Lord Gerry Grimstone, UK Minister for Investment.

Simultaneously, Oracle has also announced its second commercial cloud region in the UK, and first in Wales.