Oracle Corp. has just announced its new Cloud region in Montreal, Canada, making the country its latest location which offers dual cloud regions.

The first Oracle Gen 2 Cloud region in the country is sited in Toronto and was opened last year. According to the cloud giant, the new facility is part of Oracle’s global plans to operate 36 Generation 2 Cloud regions by the end of 2020.

“Oracle’s Canadian customers and partners are at the forefront of cloud innovation. Our investment in the region reflects unparalleled demand for our Gen 2 Cloud, built to run customers’ most important business applications securely,” said Don Johnson, executive vice president, product development, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

“The new Montreal Region coupled with the Toronto Region enables Oracle to provide multi-region deployments in country to address Canadian organizations’ disaster recovery and compliance requirements.”

Oracle’s Canadian customers also benefit from the company’s cloud interoperability partnership which it established with Microsoft to allow joint customers run their mission-critical workloads across Oracle Cloud and Microsoft Azure. The partnership was extended to Canada in December, last year, creating an Interconnect location in the country.

Recently, Oracle also announced the opening of four Gen 2 Cloud Regions in Melbourne ,Australia; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Osaka, Japan) and Amsterdam, Netherlands.

So far, the cloud giant has opened seventeen Gen 2 Cloud regions in the past year and currently operates 21 regions globally—16 commercial and five government facilities which include its three new government cloud regions in Ashburn, Virginia; Phoenix, Arizona and Chicago, Illinois.

By the end of this year (2020), Oracle plans to open additional new cloud regions in the US (San Jose, CA), Brazil (Vinhedo), the UK (Newport, Wales), India (Hyderabad), South Korea (Chuncheon), Singapore, Israel, South Africa, Chile (Santiago), Saudi Arabia and two in the United Arab Emirates.