To accommodate the growing demand for cloud-based services in the Asia-Pacific region, Oracle (News - Alert) has launched a data center in Singapore, according to media reports.
Oracle’s new facility – housed by datacenter operator Equinix (News - Alert) – will offer subscription-based access to the company’s Fusion applications, which include enterprise resource planning (ERP), human capital management (HCM), customer service, and sales and marketing. Companies that have recently chosen Oracle Fusion HCM include Brightcove, Newfield and Travelzoo (News - Alert).
The opening of the Singapore data center was hailed by Leslie Ong, managing director of Oracle Singapore, as the company’s “latest investment in the very fast-growing Asia-Pacific region” during his keynote at Oracle CloudWorld 2013.
By located the data center in Singapore, customers will be able to use Oracle’s cloud services while allowing them to meet government regulatory requirements and “help ensure sovereignty of sensitive data,” Ong said.
Singapore is currently home to more than 10 cloud data centers operated by global service providers, according to Ronnie Tay, CEO at Infocomm Development Authority (IDA (News - Alert)) of Singapore. In fact, several market players have launched or have plans to launch data centers in Singapore, including Pacnet which said it investing $90 million in a new Tier III facility, and Google (News - Alert), which is expected to complete construction of its new data center there this year.
In related news, Oracle officials said the company is seeing “massive adoption” of cloud services across several industries in India.
“Cloud services are transforming the way businesses function and people are no more just talking about cloud, they are deploying it. We are seeing massive adoption of cloud across industries in India,” Oracle India managing director Sandeep Mathur told reporters during a press event in India this week.
While Oracle did not comment on India-specific numbers, company officials said its cloud service is used every day by more than 25 million users and more than 10,000 organizations.
Edited by Braden Becker