Oracle’s next-gen cloud region in Sydney – What that means for us

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To support growing customer demand globally, Oracle announced that its Generation 2 Cloud is live and the opening of a new region in Sydney. This region comes alongside three others launching in Mumbai, Zurich, and Sao Paulo, and is part of the company’s plans to have 19 regions live by the end of 2019, as well as an additional one in Melbourne early next year. 

This means that customers and partners in Australia can locally harness the power of Oracle Cloud and services like Autonomous Database to unlock innovation and drive business growth. Specifically architected to meet the needs of enterprises, Oracle’s Generation 2 Cloud infrastructure offers customers a compelling array of advanced technology. 

This includes AI-based Applications, ML-integrated security, automated analytics and Oracle Autonomous Database, a self-driving database that automatically encrypts data, backs itself up, tunes itself, upgrades itself and automatically patches itself when a security threat is detected. 

Oracle A/NZ VP of technology Valery Lanovenko says, “As more Australian businesses look for new ways to unlock value from their data and drive innovation, Oracle is making a deep local investment to ensure they have the right platform for transformation. 

“This is a whole new class of cloud, designed from the ground up to both host mission-critical workloads and drive innovation. This new data centre helps us address significant customer demand for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Autonomous Database, and meet local regulatory requirements.”

With Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, customers benefit from best-in-class security, consistent high performance, simple predictable pricing, and the tools and expertise needed to bring enterprise workloads to cloud quickly and efficiently.

Oracle is the only company delivering its own stack of complete and integrated set of cloud services and building intelligence into every layer of the cloud. This helps customers improve business performance, drive operational efficiency, turn insights into action and focus on strategic outcomes.

What the new Sydney region means for customers

More than 4,000 customers are using Oracle in Australia and New Zealand. Organisations across this region are using Oracle to manage their mission-critical workloads to take advantage of the economies cloud has to offer. Customers include Australian Finance Group, National Pharmacies and NRMA.

AFG CIO Matthew Faries says, “Over a number of years, AFG has relied on Oracle technology to drive innovation and a market-leading experience for 3000+ brokers across Australia, who collectively support ~10,000 home loan applications each month. 

“Recently, we have leveraged new Oracle technology to drive record growth in our own home loan business. Supporting this growth, behind the scenes is a highly engineered credit assessment and decisioning platform.”

“It is vital that this platform is highly responsive, always available and able to adapt in an ever-changing market. To continue our rate of growth, we are looking to Oracle’s Generation 2 Data Centre to enable us to scale our credit operations, further automate the decision-making process and build a strong, sustainable business.”

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