Oracle's regional leader announced that its first data center in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will be operational in two weeks. TechRadar Middle East will exclusively become the first data center on the 2nd generation cloud in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa (ECEMEA).
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Another data center is expected to open in South Africa in the same period.
Al Thehaiban announced that the data center would open to support all Oracle products and solutions, and "we have a list of customers who want to be part of the data center."
Saudi Arabia is one of the fastest growing markets for the introduction of clouds in the region and the opening of The Data Center will accelerate the adoption rate.
In addition, the second data center in Saudi Arabia is expected to be available within one year as part of the in-country dual-region disaster response strategy for customer recovery and compliance requirements.
Oracle opened 12 regions last year and currently operates 16 regions worldwide – 11 commercial and five government-owned – the fastest expansion of a large cloud provider.
Saudi Arabia is the right place.  "The Saudi Go The government's direction is to move to the cloud and part of the National Transformation Agenda, and they are behind the opening of the data center," said Al Thehaiban.
Manish Ranjan, program manager at the International Data Corporation research firm for software and cloud in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, said that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were the largest donors when viewed in isolation for public cloud services and the growth rates are above the market average.
“There are many cloud opportunities in the region and Saudi Arabia is the right place for any cloud provider who wants to use them. According to the data regulations proposed by the Kingdom, providers with their own data centers in the country would surely have the upper hand in terms of compliance and governance, especially when it comes to supplying the government, healthcare and banking sectors, ”he said. 19659002] For the same reason, he added that local telecommunications operators are better positioned than their international counterparts because they can provide software solutions, infrastructures and development platforms as a service from national data centers.
Total spending on public cloud services in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) is expected to reach $ 2.65 billion next year, compared to $ 2.04 billion in 2019.
“In the longer term, we expect an increase spending on public cloud services in the region was a multiple of the average annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.2% for the 2018-2023 period, ”said Ranjan.
Al Thehaiban said Oracle was the only company that provided a complete and integrated set of cloud services and building intelligence in every layer of the cloud.