The cloud giant Oracle, has announced the opening of its new cloud region in Osaka, Japan. This facility is the company’s second cloud region in the country.

Oracle specifically announced its plan to setup this Osaka region in May, last year, when the company was unveiling its cloud region in Tokyo.

“Customers can also expect a second Japan region, in Osaka, later this year [2019], which will further enable effective workload deployment among the most demanding enterprises and public-sector organizations in the country,” said Andrew Reichman, director of Product Management at Oracle.

According to the company, the new cloud region addresses the needs for high performance, security, resiliency and local data residency that Japanese organizations require to increase cloud adoption with confidence. Oracle Enterprise Manager’s migration capabilities provide ease of use to accelerate and simplify the transition to the cloud, the giant add.

“As organizations move to the cloud, they are faced with complex, time-consuming, manual, error-prone migration tasks. Only Oracle provides Autonomous Cloud services, as well as the tools and migration services to help customers easily move to the cloud,” said Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president, Software Development, Oracle.

“Oracle Enterprise Manager removes the complexity with highly automated, guided migrations and provides a single dashboard for easily managing hybrid cloud environments.”

The company is on a quest to attain up to 36 cloud regions by the end of 2020. Oracle revealed this expansion plan at the Openworld conference which held in September, 2019.  

Oracle’s plan as announced in the conference last year, includes setting up cloud regions in new countries and dual geographically separated regions in the US, Canada, Brazil, UK, EU, Japan , South Korea, Australia, India, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Israel.

Hence, the new Osaka region which has one availability domain or zone, is a partial fulfilment of Oracle’s planned expansion. The company code-named the new Osaka facility as AP-OSAKA-1, and may add more availability domains in coming years.