Oracle Expands Cloud Business with Next-Gen Data Center in Canada
Rich Geraffo, Executive Vice President, North American Technology Division at Oracle speaks to customers at a launch event in Toronto.
Oracle today announced the opening of a Toronto data center to support in region customer demand for Oracle’s public cloud, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Oracle’s next-generation cloud infrastructure offers the most flexibility in the public cloud, allowing companies to run traditional and cloud-native workloads on the same platform. With Oracle’s modern cloud regions, only Oracle can deliver the industry’s broadest, deepest, and fastest growing suite of cloud applications, Oracle Autonomous Database, and new services in security, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence, all running on its enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure.
“Enterprises in the region still have limited ability to run mission-critical applications in the cloud and are struggling to attain the level of performance they have on-premises without a major overhaul,“ said Don Johnson, executive vice president, product development, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “With this new location Oracle is delivering on its promise to deliver even more customers with consistent high performance, low predictable pricing and the flexibility our cloud brings to the table.“
While cloud adoption has increased, many organizations are still hesitant to make the transition to the cloud due to security concerns and a desire to protect existing investments. First generation public cloud offerings were not architected to accommodate traditional application architectures. Oracle’s next-generation cloud infrastructure is built specifically to help organizations of any size run the most demanding workloads securely while delivering unmatched security, performance, and cost savings.
“Oracle’s innovative cloud technologies will help our commercial and public sector customers in the region transform their business and improve citizen services. The new Toronto data center is supporting the fast-growing customer demand for an enterprise-grade cloud in the region. Canada is a very strategic marketplace for Oracle and we are excited to continue to invest in the country,“ said Rich Geraffo, Executive Vice President, North American Technology Division, Oracle.
By the end of this year, the company plans to open additional regions in Australia, Europe, Japan, South Korea, India, Brazil, the Middle East, and the United States, including Virginia, Arizona, and Illinois to support public sector and Department of Defense customers. This expansion complements an existing Edge network consisting of more than 30 global locations and 300 plus sensors, providing Oracle customers with a comprehensive Internet performance data set, and deep edge services capabilities.
“Our work with Oracle and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect has been extremely successful in delivering customers with improved performance, enhanced control, flexibility, security and scalability to critical business data and functions. This new Toronto region will build on this success and support the growing customer demand for high performance, low cost cloud solutions.” – Bill Fathers, Chairman & CEO, Cologix
“Domtar makes products that people around the world rely on every day which is why it’s important for us to have technology we can rely on. We have selected Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to support our enterprise, mission-critical workloads so we can continue to our commitment of innovation for a sustainable and better future. The new region in the country we are based is a great development for us.” – Domtar
“At Frozen Mountain, we develop products that are relevant and effective in meeting business needs in a world of evolving technology. Frozen Mountain has been working with Oracle to help deliver clients and partners with the cloud infrastructure needed to meet the modern requirements of this connected world. We look forward to extending our footprint with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to take advantage of the new Toronto region.” – Greg Batenburg, V.P. Business Development, Frozen Mountain
“LifeLabs continually harness its medical expertise to build the best test offering while investing in technology to transform the delivery of health care. We do provide value to the healthcare system while remaining responsive to changing environments and needs. As a trusted partner supporting patients, healthcare providers, corporate customers and entire provincial healthcare systems, we are working with Oracle to utilize the power of the cloud to innovate and ensure we create a culture of continuous improvement. We look forward to the continued collaboration with Oracle.” – Husam Shublaq, Director for Application Services, LifeLabs
“At McMaster, we strive for educational and operational excellence. We are excited about the opening of Oracle’s Toronto region. As we deliver on the McMaster IT Strategy and focus on providing the best possible solutions for our campus community, including students, researchers and faculty, we appreciate having additional delivery models to consider, including Oracle’s cloud technology.” – Kevin de Kock, Director of Enterprise Solutions and Applications, McMaster University
“Seneca is focused on providing our students with great education that they will need to navigate and thrive in this exciting and evolving world. Utilizing all the cloud has to offer will help us continue to deliver our students and faculty with the technology they need to ensure the best education. We are thrilled about the new Toronto region Oracle is opening, and look forward to continuing to leverage it.” – Radha Krishnan, Chief Information Officer, Seneca College
“There is a huge demand from the Canada market for a public cloud offering customers can trust and one that meets the data sovereignty requirements in the region. We’re excited to see Oracle Cloud Infrastructure launching in Canada as a local region is paramount to Canadian organizations. We’re looking forward to working with Oracle to leverage this new region and help ensure we are delivering customers with a cloud that can handle the most complicated workloads.” – Ravi Reddy, CEO & President, SuneraTech