Oracle opens Gen 2 Cloud in Mumbai, plans another in Hyderabad

Oracle has opened its Gen 2 Cloud region in Mumbai, with plans to open another region in Hyderabad next year, to support “massive” customer demand for cloud services in India.

This expansion is in line with Oracle’s plans to add 20 new Gen 2 Cloud datacenters globally by the end of 2020.

“We’re looking to open one region every 23 days, on an average, over the next 15 months,” said Philippe Mathieu, EPV of Oracle EMEA and JAPAC. “These two new cloud regions signify Oracle’s commitment to India, as the country looks to nearly double the size of its economy by 2025.”

Shailender Kumar, regional managing director of Oracle India, said more tha  100 customers have already signed up for the new cloud region.

These include HDFC Bank, TTK Healthcare, Federal Bank, Comviva, SRF, and Karur Vysya Bank.

“Since the launch of our Go Digital – Bank Aapki Mutthi Mein campaign in 2014, we have been working to bring on board those individuals that have still not embraced the digital economy, in line with the government’s Digital India objectives,” said Bhavesh Zaveri, country head for operations and technology at HDFC Bank. “We believe Oracle Cloud will play a huge role in easing and moving more users to digital platforms for banking services.”

Chandra Muthuswamy, managing director of OneGlobe Systems, said there is an exponential rise in demand for robust, secure, flexible, and scalable cloud-based solutions in India, with both private enterprises and the government looking to take advantage of cloud for their digital transformation needs.

“Oracle’s new cloud regions in India will help lead this transformation and also address the data sovereignty requirements of customers in the subcontinent,” he said.

More than 15,000 customers in India are using Oracle to manage their mission-critical workloads. Early adopters and customers include Federal Bank, TTK Healthcare, HARMAN Connected Services, Bajaj Electricals, Dorf Ketal Chemicals, Genpact, National Stock Exchange, AU Small Finance Bank, Ayuscare, and Safexpress.