Oman Drives Public Sector Innovation With Second Oracle Cloud Region

The Sultanate of Oman’s government will implement a second Oracle Dedicated Region [email protected], according to a recent announcement from Oracle. This will assist the government meet standards for national data sovereignty and create a thorough disaster recovery system.

The first Oracle Dedicated Region [email protected] led by ITHCA (Oman Information and Communications Technology Group) was implemented earlier this year and is now live in production. With the implementation of this second Dedicated Region, the Oman government is able to migrate its IT systems to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) while retaining physical control of its hardware and data to help meet the Sultanate’s data sovereignty requirements.



According to Eng. Said bin Abdullah Al-Mandhari, Chief Executive Officer, ITHCA Group,


“The Oracle Dedicated Region [email protected] is at the heart of our ‘National Data Centre Program’ that aims to implement hyperscale cloud services across all Oman government entities to optimise and modernise the government’s IT ecosystem, and offer easy to access digital government services,The second Oracle Dedicated Region [email protected] will help us build adequate disaster recovery capabilities, achieve heigh levels of data and business resilience, and together with the first dedicated region, we have now established Oman’s first hyperscale data centre region.”


Nick Redshaw, senior vice president – Technology Cloud, Middle East and Africa and UAE Country Leader, Oracle,said:


“The Oman Government’s National Data Centre Program has set forth a clear vision for building a cloud-ready centralised infrastructure that allows the government to easily scale operations, save costs, and drive innovation securely. The Oracle Dedicated Region [email protected] is a complete OCI cloud region in Oman ICT’s data centre, and with a second dedicated region, the Oman government has strengthened the foundation for the growth and development of Oman’s ICT ecosystem.”

 

In addition, Oracle and the Oman ICT Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide live technical seminars and training laboratories to upskill Oman government executives and Oman government customers on OCI’s cloud services. As part of this partnership, Oracle University’s OCI training programme will also be made available. After the programme is successfully completed, the executives will be awarded OCI certifications.

The ITHCA Group will be able to offer all 100+ OCI cloud services as well as Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications to Oman government entities after the implementation of the second Oracle Dedicated Region [email protected] The Omani government will be able to migrate its mission-critical workloads to the cloud, enhancing operational effectiveness and reducing costs while maintaining data sovereignty standards compliance.

The Oman government will be able to migrate its mission-critical workloads to the cloud, enhancing operational effectiveness and reducing costs while maintaining data sovereignty standards compliance.

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May 13, 2021