Oracle announced its intent to open a new Cloud data center in Abu Dhabi. The new Abu Dhabi data center will enable Oracle to better deliver high performance Cloud computing services to customers throughout the UAE and to keep pace with growing customer demand for Oracle’s complete cloud portfolio.
Oracle also announced plans to continue increasing its sales resources throughout the region by hiring more than 250 sales professionals. The move comes as the company has more than doubled its workforce in the Middle East in the past three years.
“As companies turn to cloud computing to modernize their business and drive innovation, we are seeing significant demand for Oracle Cloud – in the Middle East and around the world,” said Loic Le Guisquet, President, EMEA and APAC, Oracle. “We are investing in the infrastructure to support this demand by hiring new, top sales talent and by building new data centers. The Middle East is an important region for us and we will continue to invest here.”
The state-of-the-art data center in Abu Dhabi will allow Oracle to better manage the service level objectives and data governance for customers throughout the Middle East. The system environment at the data center in the United Arab Emirates will be built using Oracle Engineered Systems to give customers high performance, and reliable and secure cloud services.
Over the past three years Oracle’s presence in the UAE has dramatically increased. In the course of 2016 Oracle plans to open new offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai Internet City, Amman and Riyadh.
“We have doubled the size of our Oracle workforce in the United Arab Emirates over the past three years,” said Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban, senior vice president, Oracle Middle East, Central Asia, North and South Africa. “This latest recruitment initiative will support the needs of rapidly growing businesses in the region that are embracing the agility and scalability that Oracle Cloud delivers.”
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