Oracle has announced the opening of its new cloud region which is located in La Courneuve, Paris, France, bringing the company’s global portfolio to include a total of 38 cloud regions.

The new Paris region is Oracle’s second region in France as it joins the Oracle Cloud Marseille region, enabling the delivery of Oracle’s dual-region cloud strategy which is expected to support deployment of resilient applications in multiple geographical locations in a country and further support data residency compliance.

As announced, all Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services are available in the new Oracle Cloud Paris region including Oracle Autonomous Database, Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes, and Oracle Cloud VMware Solution. For dedicated connectivity, partners available at the launch for the Oracle Cloud Paris region are Orange, Colt, and Equinix.

“Organizations have reached a critical milestone in how they deploy data for strategic planning and operations. Oracle is helping customers realize their cloud-first strategy to grow faster, become more sustainable, and increase their security posture with Oracle’s two cloud regions in France and 38 cloud regions worldwide,” said Christophe Negrier, general manager, Oracle France.

The new Paris region also expands Oracle Cloud’s European footprints which include operational cloud regions in Marseille, Frankfurt, London, Zürich, Amsterdam, Milan, Stockholm, and Newport (Wales), as well as the Madrid region that is due to come online this year in partnership with Telefónica.

The opening the new Paris cloud region follows the opening of Oracle’s cloud region in Johannesburg, South Africa which marks its first cloud region in Africa and Oracle’s 37th cloud region globally.

With the new Paris Cloud region as Oracle’s 38th region, the company has reached another milestone towards its plan to offer at least 44 cloud regions by the end of 2022. In line with this plan, Oracle intends to open additional cloud regions in Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, and Israel.