Oracle has just announced the opening of its new India cloud region located in Hyderabad, which makes a pair with the pre-existing facility in Mumbai.

The provision of a second cloud region in India is in line with Oracle’s dual region strategy which is targeted at customers that requires multiple independent cloud regions for robust application deployments, disaster recovery and compliance with regulatory authorities especially around data sovereignty concerns. With this opening, India now joins the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, South Korea, and the European Union in having multiple Oracle Cloud regions to support enterprise-class disaster recovery strategies.

“Enterprises across JAPAC are turning to Oracle Cloud to rapidly improve performance and accelerate innovation to launch new products faster to market and create incredible customer experiences. With Oracle opening dual cloud regions in Australia, Japan, Korea and now India, we are further renewing our commitment to support growth in the new decade,” said Garrett Ilg, executive vice president, Japan and Asia Pacific, Oracle.

“A large number of Indian organizations are looking to change growth orbits with greater focus on cloud-led innovation. With two Oracle Cloud regions live in India, we’re fully geared to support our 15,000 plus customers in their innovation journey, with adequate support by nearly 1,000 specialized Oracle partners,” said Shailender Kumar, regional managing director, Oracle India.

The opening of Hyderabad facility is also part of Oracle’s global plans to operate a total of 36 second generation cloud regions by the end of 2020. Other recently opened cloud regions are located in Melbourne (Australia), Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Osaka (Japan), Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Chuncheon (South Korea) and Canada (Montreal). By the end of this year, Oracle plans to open additional new cloud regions in the US (San Jose, CA), Brazil (Vinhedo), the UK (Cardiff, Wales), Singapore, Israel, South Africa (Johannesburg), Chile (Santiago), Saudi Arabia and two in the United Arab Emirates.