Oracle and Claro have announced a partnership to jointly offer Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services in Colombia, expanding its global cloud services footprint.

Based on the agreement, Claro will become the host partner for an Oracle Cloud region in Colombia and offer OCI platform services along with its professional and managed services which include cloud infrastructure and platform-as-a-service offerings. In addition, Claro plans to migrate over 100 on-premises servers running mission-critical workloads to OCI.

“Partnering with Claro accelerates the technology modernization of businesses and consumers across Latin America. Our collaboration with Claro will also accelerate cloud adoption, stimulate economic recovery, and spur competitiveness in these countries,” said Germán Borromei, managing director, Oracle Colombia and Ecuador.

“We’ve reached another milestone in Colombia by hosting Oracle’s first public cloud region in the country. With this, we continue to support the modernization of organizations in the public and private sector with a comprehensive and differentiated portfolio. Oracle chose our Triara Data Center, certified with ICREA 5, that complies with the highest security standards so that local businesses have access to database services and middleware applications from one of the leading cloud providers in the market,” said Carlos Zenteno, CEO, Claro Colombia.

This announcement follows Oracle’s opening of the first Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) region in Mexico, precisely located in the state of Querétaro. This region is powered by renewable energy as part of Oracle’s plan to power all its cloud regions with 100% renewable energy by 2025.

In June, Oracle also announced the opening of its new cloud region which is located in La Courneuve, Paris, France, the company’s 38th cloud region and the second region in France as it joins the Oracle Cloud Marseille region.

In February, Oracle also entered into an agreement with Telefónica Tech which will enable the opening of the Oracle Cloud Madrid Region, Spain, offering Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services as part of its portfolio.