Oracle's new EU Sovereign Cloud is now open for business, helping private and public sector organisations across the European Union gain more control over data privacy and sovereignty requirements.
“It gives customers the services and capabilities of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure's (OCI) public cloud regions with the same prices, support, and service level agreements to run all workloads”, said Oracle.
Oracle EU Sovereign Cloud is located entirely within the EU, supported by EU-based personnel, and operated by separate legal entities incorporated within the EU.
"The European Union technology landscape has changed dramatically due to the growing importance of data protection and localisation, leading to increased demand for sovereign cloud solutions that can securely host sensitive customer data and comply with regulations such as GDPR," said Richard Smith, executive vice president, technology, EMEA, Oracle.
"Having cloud services with data centres that are located in the EU and operated, updated, and supported by EU residents, while maintaining isolation from non-EU cloud regions, is an important part of our cloud adoption," said Jarkko Levasma, government CIO, director general, Ministry of Finance of Finland. "This will open up possibilities to adopt infrastructure, platform and software as-a-service in Finland for the government."
"Oracle is one of Telefónica Tech's strategic partners and we are collaborating on numerous cloud projects, supporting the digitalisation of the economy," said María Jesús Almazor, CEO, cyber security and cloud, Telefónica Tech. "Oracle's commitment to Spain, launching a region in our geography, and its sovereign cloud strategy across Europe, is very good news for our customers throughout the EU, as sovereignty is key to the digitalisation of regulated industries."