Oracle opens data centre to provide cloud services across Africa

Oracle opened a data centre in South Africa on Wednesday to provide local cloud services across Africa for the first time, joining the likes of Microsoft and Amazon in setting up facilities in the southernmost country on the continent.Africa will be the U.S. company’s 37th “cloud region” – an area that allows customers to get faster access from a local data centre, in this case in Johannesburg.Oracle is racing to open at least 44 cloud regions this year as it plans to catch up with cloud computing rivals such as Microsoft, Amazon and Google.

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