Oracle has just announced plans to expand its cloud region footprint globally through the opening of 14 new cloud regions over next year with new locations across Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.

Currently, Oracle operates 30 cloud regions globally (23 commercial and 7 government cloud regions). With its plans for 2022, the company projects to operate a total 44 cloud regions globally through the addition of new cloud regions across 14 different locations including Milan (Italy), Stockholm (Sweden), Marseille (France), Spain, Singapore (Singapore), Johannesburg (South Africa), Jerusalem (Israel), Mexico, Colombia, Abu Dhabi (U.A.E.), Saudi Arabia, France, Israel, and Chile.

“Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has seen stellar growth over the past year. We’ve introduced several hundred new cloud services and features and are continuing to see organizations from around the world increasingly turn to OCI to run their most mission-critical workloads in the cloud. With the additional Cloud regions, even more organizations will be able to use our cloud services to support their growth and overall success,” said Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Oracle Cloud and Microsoft Azure will continue their interoperability partnership which was established in 2019, enabling joint customers to run workloads across the two clouds. Currently, this partnership provides a cross-cloud interconnect between OCI (Oracle Cloud Infrastructure) and Azure in eight cloud regions located in Ashburn, Toronto, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo, San Jose, Vinhedo and Frankfurt.

In May this year, Oracle opened its Vinhedo cloud region located in São Paulo, which marked the company’s second region in Brazil, following the launch of Oracle’s first São Paulo Cloud region last year and further aligns with the company’s dual-region cloud strategy.

For 2022, the company plans to continue its dual-region cloud strategy by opening additional regions in Abu Dhabi (U.A.E.), Saudi Arabia, France, Israel, and Chile.