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Oracle first to bring hyperscale cloud to channel in North Africa

Oracle first to bring hyperscale cloud to channel in North Africa

Oracle says it will be the first hyperscaler to open public cloud regions in North Africa.

It has announced plans to open two Oracle Cloud Regions in Morocco to offer enterprise cloud services to local and regional organisations across Africa.

The upcoming new regions will enable Oracle customers and partners to migrate mission-critical workloads from their data centres to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), while helping them comply with local regulations.

“As a result, customers and partners can access a wide range of cloud services to modernise their applications and innovate with AI, data, and analytics,” said Oracle.

It added: “The planned public cloud regions in Casablanca and Settat underscore Oracle's commitment to Africa, and will help drive the digital transformation of enterprises, startups, universities, and investors in Morocco and across the region.”

"The opening of Oracle's public cloud in Morocco will accelerate the digital transformation throughout the region," said Ghita Mezzour, government minister delegate to the head of government in charge of digital transition and administrative reform. "This strategic expansion, with a hyperscaler like Oracle, positions Morocco as a unique player in the region and allows an even more dynamic development of skills, and growth opportunities," she added.

"As one of the largest economies in Africa, and with strong business and cultural connections with West Africa, the Maghreb, and Europe, Morocco offers unique growth opportunities for businesses that are aiming to accelerate their expansion by deploying the latest digital technologies," said Richard Smith, executive vice president, technology, EMEA, Oracle.

"The upcoming Oracle cloud regions will offer enterprise-grade cloud capabilities to help organisations quickly deliver new solutions, build resilience, and explore new markets to help accelerate growth. The new regions will also serve as the foundation for the Moroccan government's modernisation of its public services to better serve its people."