Oracle today announced the opening of a second cloud region in France to deliver public cloud services to help businesses modernize their operations. In addition to the Oracle Cloud Marseille region, the new region in La Courneuve, Paris will give Oracle’s European customers and partners access to a vast cloud services portfolio with built-in security, disaster recovery, and industry-leading price-performance. Oracle’s unique dual-region cloud strategy enables French customers to deploy resilient applications in multiple geographical locations in-country.
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.” Christophe Negrier, general manager, Oracle France
The new Paris region expands Oracle Cloud’s extensive European presence, which already includes more than 10 cloud regions with Marseille, Frankfurt, London, Zürich, Amsterdam, Milan, Stockholm, and Newport (Wales) already live, and the Madrid region is due to come online this year. All Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services are available in the Oracle Cloud Paris region to support regulatory compliance requirements, which are especially critical in banking and the public sector. Available services include Oracle Autonomous Database, Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes, and Oracle Cloud VMware Solution.
Sustainable Cloud Operations to Run Businesses at Lower Costs with Less Energy Use
Several Oracle Cloud regions, including regions in North America, South America, and with the addition of Paris nine regions in Europe, are powered by 100 percent renewable energy. Oracle is committed to sustainability and has pledged to power all Oracle Cloud regions worldwide (as well as its offices) with 100 percent renewable energy by 2025. All Oracle Cloud regions already use state-of-the-art energy management and cooling technologies to minimize their impact on the environment. As part of its renewable energy clean Cloud initiative, Oracle reused or recycled 99.6 percent of its retired hardware in FY’21 while strictly adhering to Oracle’s data privacy and security practices.
The Multi-Cloud Opportunity to Achieve the Best-in-Class Technology Across Clouds
OCI’s extensive network of more than 70 regional and global FastConnect partners provides customers with dedicated connectivity to Oracle cloud regions and OCI services, giving them the best options globally. FastConnect is an easy, flexible, and cost-effective way to create a dedicated, private network connection with higher bandwidth, lower latency, and more consistent performance than public Internet connections. Partners available at launch for the Oracle Cloud Paris region are Orange, Colt, and Equinix.
In addition, Oracle and Microsoft have established a strategic partnership that allows joint customers to run workloads across OCI and Microsoft Azure. The partnership offers a low latency, cross-cloud interconnection between OCI and Azure in 11 regions (Ashburn, Toronto, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo, San Jose, Phoenix, Vinhedo, Seoul, Singapore, and Frankfurt), a federated identity for joint customers deploying applications in both clouds, and a collaborative support model. This enables customers to run full-stack applications in a multi-cloud configuration, while maintaining high performance connectivity that doesn’t require another architecture. Customers can also migrate existing applications or develop cloud native applications that use a combination of OCI and Azure services.