Oracle has just announced the opening of its cloud region in Stockholm, Sweden, marking its first cloud region in the Nordics and targeting potential cloud computing customers across private and public sector organizations in the region.

The Oracle Cloud Stockholm Region also brings the company’s global footprint to 35 regions with plans to have at least 44 cloud regions by the end of 2022. Within Europe, the new cloud region joins Oracle’s cloud network which is present in Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Marseille, France, Italy, Spain, as well as UK and Switzerland.

“It is important that we offer Nordic organizations access to cloud infrastructure locally to help manage their most critical data and applications. We currently see significant growth in our cloud business that reflects our customers’ desire to rapidly scale their digital operations in an effort to continue to best serve their consumers now and in the future,” said Pelle Ewald, country manager, Oracle Sweden.

As announced, the new Oracle Cloud Stockholm Region is running on 100% renewable energy which exhibits the company’s commitment to sustainability and the pledge to power all Oracle Cloud regions worldwide with 100% renewable energy by 2025.

Aside the launch of a new region, Oracle stated that it is delivering its Oracle for Startups program, an acceleration program that enables business-building partnerships for startups, Oracle and their customers. The company is also investing in the development of skills across the Nordics through Oracle University, which provides Oracle Cloud and on-premises software training and certification.

This announcement is coming few weeks after Oracle opened its new Cloud Region in Singapore which is expected to support the demand for enterprise cloud services in South East Asia. To accelerate adoption and support digital drives in Singapore, Oracle stated that it is offering 100 startups $30,000 (USD) each in Oracle Cloud credits over the next two years and further provide free Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) training and certifications which will run until March 31, 2022.

Oracle is still on its heels to deliver more expansion projects which include the launch of cloud regions in Spain, Johannesburg, South Africa, Mexico, and Colombia, as well as the opening of second cloud regions in Saudi Arabia, France, Israel, and Chile.