With increasing demand for cloud platforms in the banking, insurance, financial services, telecom, and manufacturing sectors in India, Oracle has finally decided to launch its first-ever data center in the country, a top global executive told IANS on Monday.
The data center will in all probability be set up in Mumbai and will help Oracle take on major Cloud players like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure who already have a significant presence in the country.
“We see huge prospects for India which is currently the sixth biggest country in the world for us in terms of revenue standpoint. 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,” Andrew Mendelsohn, Executive Vice President, Oracle Database, told IANS during an interaction.
“We are committed to bringing our enterprise Cloud to customers globally. Continuing to support customer and partner demand, our Co-founder, Executive Chairman, and CTO Larry Ellison outlined the roadmap for Oracle’s Next Gen Data centers at the “Oracle OpenWorld 2018″ in San Francisco,” added Shailender Kumar, Regional Managing Director, Oracle India. “We have many customers and partners who want to run their business applications on our Gen 2 Cloud. Oracle will open additional regions in a number of countries, including India, to support our customers and fast-growing cloud business in the country.”
According to Kumar, Indian customers — both existing and new ones — are fast embracing and upgrading to “Autonomous Database”. “These early adopters represent a mix of large enterprises, mid-size firms, and born-in-the-Cloud start-ups, hailing from diverse industries — from banking to footwear, spices to digital commerce and consulting to IT services.”