STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Oracle is expanding its presence in Europe by introducing its first cloud region in the Nordics.
The Oracle Cloud Stockholm Region is intended to provide customers and partners access to Oracle Cloud services to drive business growth and support the increasing cloud computing demands of private and public sector organizations, according to the company last month.
There are 35 Oracle Cloud regions worldwide, with plans to have at least 44 cloud regions by the end of 2022.
The Stockholm region strengthens Oracle’s extensive network in the European Union: with regions in Amsterdam; Frankfurt, Germany; Milan, Italy; Marseille, France; and the U.K.; and a second region in France and one in Spain planned to open.
The Stockholm region supports the digitization of customers in Sweden, Denmark, and Finland.
Oracle Cloud services — including Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications, Oracle Autonomous Database, Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes, and Oracle Cloud VMware solution — are available from Stockholm for customers.
“It is important that we offer Nordic organizations access to cloud infrastructure locally to help manage their most critical data and applications,” said Pelle Ewald, country manager, Oracle Sweden.
“We currently see significant growth in our cloud business that reflects our customers’ desire to rapidly scale their digital operations in an effort to continue to best serve their consumers now and in the future.”
Conny Björling, head of enterprise architecture at Skanska, a project development and construction firm, said the cloud region in Sweden “opens up new possibilities for us.”
“What’s really beneficial is that we can leverage information and data related to specific projects in the local country where required,” Björling said.