Oracle has just announced the opening of its fourth Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) region in the U.S., which is located in Chicago, Illinois.

The new Chicago region is expected to offer over 100 OCI services and applications, including Oracle Autonomous Database, MySQL HeatWave, OCI Data Science, Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes, and Oracle Analytics, which are designed to help startups, mid-size, and enterprise teams.

According to Oracle, the new region will be powered with 100 percent renewable energy by 2025, while intending to uphold its commitment to sustainability across its worldwide cloud regions.

“As the home to more than 20 percent of the Fortune 500, 60 percent of all U.S. manufacturing, and the world’s largest financial derivatives exchange, the U.S. Midwest is a global innovation hub across key industries,” said Clay Magouyrk, Executive Vice President, OCI.

“These industries are increasingly seeking secure cloud services to support their need for high-speed data transfer at ultra-low latency. We are excited to open the new Chicago region to help our Midwest customers and partners easily and securely move their mission-critical workloads to the cloud.”

The new cloud region is Oracle’s 41st OCI region across the world and the fourth in the United State (U.S.), and it is expected to offer customers and partners a new option to locate their infrastructure, applications, and data for improved performance and latency.

As announced, the Oracle Cloud Chicago Region is designed to enable high availability, data residency, and disaster protection while helping customers in both the commercial and public sectors meet their security and compliance needs.

Recently, Oracle also announced the opening of the first Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) region in Madrid, Spain. The facility is Oracle’s 7th cloud region in the European Union (EU), and is expected to offer over 100 OCI services, including the converged database capabilities of Oracle MySQL HeatWave and Oracle Autonomous Database.