With the increase in the adoption of cloud-based applications and solutions and expected surge in demand from the government segment, enterprise software company Oracle announced it will expand its cloud services in India over the next six to nine months with plans for an Oracle data center in India.
Globally, Oracle has over 20 data center and this is the first time the company announced its plans to set up data center in India. This continued expansion is likely to include cloud facilities in India, which would fit into the government’s Digital India plan, said the company.
This would help the company to host the applications and various other cloud-based solutions within the country, given the sensitivity of nature of government business, the company said while making the announcement at the Oracle Open World held in New Delhi.
Over the coming months Oracle will be reviewing proposals from government and business partners to provide customers with the capability to build and move workloads to an India-based cloud. The services will offer uncompromised security and performance at a significant price advantage over both existing on-premises infrastructure and competitive cloud offerings.
“Our customers and partners in India have trusted their businesses and mission-critical workloads to the Oracle Cloud for years,” said Thomas Kurian, president of product development, Oracle.
“With this expansion we will be able to further support customer choice adding to capabilities already available through deployments of Oracle Cloud at Customer, as well as other Oracle Cloud data center regions in Asia Pacific.”
India is a major growth market for Oracle with close to 40,000 of its global employee base of 1,30,000 people stationed in the country. The company also has nine regional development centres in the country and its entire product lines are done out of here, India being a hub of global innovation, informed Safra Catz, CEO at Oracle on her visit to India for the Oracle Open World event.
The company has also signed MoUs with various state governments including Government of Maharashtra and Government of Jharkhand to upscale their IT infrastructure and in turn help them digitally empower citizens and businesses.