Cloud Applications and Platform Services Provider Oracle to Launch Indian Data Center
January 31, 2019
Cloud applications and platform services provider Oracle is to launch a data center in India - its first on the subcontinent. Established in 1977, Oracle has headquarters in Redwood Shores, California, United States. The company offers Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application suites for ERP, HCM and CX alongside Platform-as-a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) options available through its global network of data centers. News of its data center launch in India sees Oracle join Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure who also have a presence in the country.
Oracle’s move is a response to demand for cloud services in a number of Indian business sectors including banking and financial services. The data center will probably be located in Mumbai and launch later in 2019. Initially the data center will offer Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) services. Testing for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) options on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is currently taking place.
"We see huge prospects for India which is currently the sixth biggest country in the world for us in terms of revenue standpoint,” the Executive Vice President, Oracle Database Andrew Mendelsohn told Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) in a statement. “That is why we are building up a data center for the Cloud here. I am sure that is just the first of the many data centers coming as our business grows," he added.