Oracle has just announced its plan to open a second Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) region in Singapore, to meet the growing demand for its cloud services in South East Asia.

Joining the 41 regions that Oracle currently operates, the new region is to be one of Oracle’s 10 planned public regions, designed to offer public and private sector customers and partners a new option for locating their infrastructure, applications, and data for optimal performance and latency.

As announced, the new Oracle Cloud Singapore Region will offer over 100 OCI services and applications, including Oracle Autonomous Database, MySQL HeatWave Database Service, Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes, and Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, which are designed to help startups, medium-sized and large organizations across financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, healthcare, and retail in South East Asia

“Our upcoming second cloud region in Singapore will help meet the tremendous upsurge in demand for cloud services in South East Asia. With the new region, Oracle offers customers true business continuity and disaster protection while meeting in-country data residency requirements. As a result, we’re extending our commitment to helping organizations in South East Asia embrace technologies like AI, machine learning, and IoT to address their most complex challenges and achieve more with less,” said Garrett Ilg, president, Japan & Asia Pacific, Oracle.

According to Oracle, the first Oracle Cloud Singapore Region has supported the innovation needs of more than 1,000 customers in South East Asia, including Pacific International Lines and Siam Makro.

“The upcoming second Oracle cloud region in Singapore is timely for Siam Makro as we are expanding across the South East Asia region. We’ll soon be able to scale up on our cloud-based technology as well as consolidate our cloud needs holistically, allowing us to operate more efficiently,” said Paul Stephen Howe, group chief information technology officer, Siam Makro.

Recently, Oracle also announced the opening of its fourth Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) region in the U.S., located in Chicago, Illinois. According to Oracle, the region will be powered with 100 percent renewable energy by 2025, and is expected to also offer over 100 OCI services and applications.