Oracle has announced the opening of the first Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) region in Spain, which is sited in Madrid.

The new Madrid cloud region is Oracle’s 40th OCI region across the world and the 7th Oracle cloud region in the European Union (EU). The latest facility is expected to offer over 100 OCI services, including the converged database capabilities of Oracle MySQL HeatWave and Oracle Autonomous Database.

“Local organizations and public institutions are taking firm steps to establish Spain as a country focused on technology-driven innovation,” said Albert Triola, general manager, Oracle Spain.

“With the opening of the Oracle Cloud Madrid Region, we’re reinforcing our commitment to help our customers take advantage of the best cloud technologies while enabling the highest security standards, availability, and performance.”

In February, Oracle entered into an agreement with Telefónica Tech to enable the opening of the Oracle Cloud Madrid Region, targeting the cloud services demand in Spain.

According to the agreement, Telefónica will become the host partner for the Oracle Cloud Madrid Region while both partners will jointly offer cloud platform-as-a-service and applications to enterprises and public sector organizations.

“One of the key drivers for success in the cloud market is to help our customers embrace the cloud to grow their businesses, offering a complete and differentiated portfolio with the support of reference partners,” said María Jesús Almazor, CEO cybersecurity and cloud, Telefónica Tech.

“Our partnership with Oracle will allow us to expand our cloud services and strengthen our strategic positioning in PaaS, as well as reinforce our database and middleware applications’ value proposition with one of the market leaders.”

For sustainability, the new Oracle cloud region in Madrid is powered by 100% renewable energy and Oracle further reiterated its commitment to powering its cloud regions globally with 100% renewable energy by 2025.

In line with EU data residency requirements, Oracle plans to open new sovereign cloud regions for the EU in Spain and Germany in 2023.