Oracle has announced opening of a next-generation data center in the Canadian city of Toronto, as the US technology firm pushes ahead with its plan to grab a larger share of the public cloud market dominated by the likes of Amazon and Microsoft.
Redwood City, Calif-based Oracle has emphasized that the Toronto facility is not an ordinary data center and that it can facilitate what traditional data centers cannot.
“First generation public cloud offerings were not architected to accommodate traditional application architectures,” stated the company. “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.”
The Toronto data center will be replicated in nearly a dozen countries around the world, including Brazil and China. Oracle is harnessing machine learning technology to automate its cloud service and secure data from cyber thieves.
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.
However, building data centers in every major country will help Oracle win new customers, as some countries have now begun to demand that their users’ data should be stored in their own territory.
India, for example, has recently framed a law requiring all businesses, including the likes of Facebook and Google, to store data inside the country.