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Oracle Cloud Gains Momentum in SEA

Facing the risk of digital sameness,more customers across the region are pivoting to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) because of the high performance, built-in security, and better returns on investment. Increasingly, customers are realising not only the immediate benefits of being on the cloud, but also how the cloud can better position the business competitively in the long-term – freeing time and resource spent on maintenance and allowing organisations to innovate.

To meet this demand for cloud services, Oracle recently expanded its footprint with the opening of the Oracle Cloud Singapore Region. Since it’s opening, close to 100 customers across the region have selected to host their workloads on OCI, including City Government of Baguio, FUJIFILM Business Innovation Asia Pacific, and iFoundries.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) helps enable customers to move their existing complex, mission-critical workloads and data platforms to the cloud, and build new cloud native applications, as well as potentially benefitting from its superior performance, possible lower cost, and built-in security capabilities. Customers will also have access to the full suite of Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications, as well as Oracle Autonomous Database, Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes, and Oracle Cloud VMware solution, giving them the choice to create the architecture that best suits their business needs.

“We have witnessed tremendous growth in the business last year,” said Chin Ying Loong, Regional Managing Director, ASEAN & South Asia Growing Economies (SAGE), Oracle. “As customers continue to innovate and modernise on Oracle Cloud, they are realising that not all clouds are the same. Customers recognise that we provide an easy and fast alternative for migrating their enterprise applications.”

Increasing Adoption of Dedicated Region and Exadata Cloud@Customer

Additionally, Oracle is delivering on its strategy to meet customers where they are by enabling them to keep data and services where they need it through the ability to deploy Oracle Cloud completely within their own data centers with Dedicated Region and Exadata Cloud@Customer.

Leading organisations across the region, including AIA Malaysia and Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, are continuing to rely on Exadata Cloud@Customer to run their businesses and help adapt to unpredictable business environments. They selected Oracle Exadata Database Machine, the world’s fastest database platform, to run business-critical workloads, including core banking systems and IT infrastructure. This is due to the platform’s ability to help customers quickly get more value from their data, while meeting the requirements for strict data sovereignty and security.

Chris Morris, Vice President for IDC’s Asia Pacific Cloud Services and Technology Group: “A major benefit of digital transformation is the ability to maximise the value of enterprise data. However, companies still have data resident on many locations and on differing platforms – making it difficult to securely access and reducing its business value. To mitigate this, businesses need to realise that the cloud has become an environment of multiple clouds, each of which is optimised for a workload.

(This content is surmised from a press release)