Oracle announced the opening of its first cloud region in the Nordics to support the increasing cloud computing demands of private and public sector organizations. The Oracle Cloud Stockholm Region will provide customers and partners access to Oracle Cloud services to drive business growth. News comes only days after Amazon announced it will open 'local zones' in Norway, Denmark, Finland as part of a major global expansion.
Oracle Cloud Region Nordics
The Stockholm region is strategically located to support the digitization of the Nordic region, consistently ranked among the most digitally advanced in the world. Most recently, Denmark, Sweden and Finland topped the European Union's 2021 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which tracks the progress made in EU Member States in digital competitiveness in the areas of human capital, broadband connectivity and the integration of digital technologies by businesses and digital public services.
Oracle Cloud is now available in 35 regions worldwide with plans to have at least 44 cloud regions by the end of 2022, continuing one of the fastest expansions of any major cloud provider. The Stockholm region strengthens Oracle's extensive network in the European Union, with Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and Marseille already available, a second region in France and one in Italy and Spain planned to open. Oracle Cloud Regions are also already available in the UK and Switzerland.
Amazon Local zones
On the website it reads: “We will be launching over 30 new AWS Local Zones in major cities around the world. These new AWS Local Zones will be made available starting in 2022 in over 21 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Kenya, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, and South Africa, and join 16 Local Zones across the US, helping you to serve end-users around the world with even lower latency”.