Oracle: Oracle Has a Second Cloud Region Planned For Singapore

Apr 05, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Oracle has announced the opening of a second OCI cloud region in Singapore. Oracle stated the new area will offer more than 100 Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services and applications, albeit neither the location nor the timetable was disclosed. In November 2021, the company launched its first cloud region in Singapore. Oracle has delayed until now to reveal plans for a second site in the city-state despite having a strategy of operating two locations in each nation for redundancy reasons. The company stated that by 2025, the new region will run entirely on renewable energy, but it made no mention of how it will do this. Singapore lacks access to renewable energy, with more than 90% of its electricity coming from natural gas. In 2013, Oracle established its first data center in Singapore, renting space in Equinix's SG3 building. With Singapore's current limits on the construction of new data centers, it seems probable that Oracle will lease space in an existing building. 

Google, one of Oracle's competitors, opened its first data center in Singapore in late 2013 after beginning construction there in 2011. A second facility, the foundation for which was laid in 2015, opened around 2017. In 2017, Google launched its first cloud region in Southeast Asia with the opening of its Singapore GCP region. In August 2022, a third data center started operating. In 2010, Amazon introduced its Singapore cloud zone. In 2018, the company introduced a third availability zone there. In 2010, Microsoft established a Singapore-based Azure cloud region with three availability zones. The business and Singapore's Home Team Science and Technology Agency announced plans for a new sovereign cloud in February 2022.

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