Oracle Discloses Planning For Data Center In Dubai To Dominate The Vibrant Cloud Market In The Middle East

January 27
9:03 PM 2016

Oracle has unveiled plans on Tuesday for opening a state-of-the art data center in the Middle East. The expansion move is aimed to keep pace with growing demands for Oracle's cloud computing services. Mark Hurd, Oracle CEO, has announced the expansion plan as the latest evidence of Oracle's commitments to the region.

The planned 22nd global data center will be built in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Redwood City, California based tech giant is also planning to open new offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Internet Cities in Amman as well as Riyadh during this year, according to a report published in Forbes.

The tech conglomerate is also planning to increase its sales resources in the region by hiring more than 250 sales professionals from the UAE. The move appears as the company has more than doubled its workforce in the Middle East during the past three years, two years ahead of predictions, reports Gulf News.

Oracle's business success in this region has led the company to approach with more investments. The proposed data center will allow Oracle to well manage the service level objectives and data governance for customers across the Middle East, reports Talkin' Cloud.

The public cloud service market in the Middle East and Africa are going to be dominated by Business Process as a service (BPaas), forecasts Gartner through a recent research. Currently, cloud services are enjoying 25.6 percent of the market. Meanwhile PaaS accounts for 7.4%, cloud management and security services for 10.6%, IaaS for 10.7% and cloud advertising for 17.4%.

Oracle intends to initiate construction for the Abu Dhabi data center after a rigorous but short term logistic process. The yet to be built data center will feature Oracle's Engineered Systems combined with highly tuned hardware, software and networking for top performance.

Through introducing the new data center, Oracle expects to respond the local customers in far better ways. These customers prefer their data to be located in close geographical proximity following data governance requirements. Oracle's local customers in the UAE include investment firm KBBO Group, ADNOC Distribution (one of the largest distributor of oil and gas in the UAE) and the World Trade Center, Dubai.

Currently the Californian tech innovator offers more than 600 cloud applications. Cloud applications are getting more popular day by day due to lower cost structure and less complex environment of the cloud.

Security has appeared to be an issue while transferring from the premises to the cloud. 'Hacking to Oracle data bases' still remains impossible since the technology involved is based on M7 chip instead of depending on software that may fall prey to hacking easily.

The encrypted data, saved in the data bases still remain impossible to decrypt without getting the electronic keys held with the customers. The saved data remains so secured that even the Oracle employees are unable to read data from the cloud.

Oracle developed cloud service offers better hardware rendered security of data compared to that from software. To allure the customers preferring to store data in their own geographical proximity, Oracle plans to expand its business in the Middle East through setting up a data center and new offices in Abu Dhabi. Besides, the expansion will allow Oracle to offer better customer service across the Middle East and Africa.

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