Oracle is seeing an increasing number of powerhouse products in Asia Pacific turning to their Cloud Infrastructure and Autonomous Database services, including 7-Eleven in the Philippines and Nissan in Japan.
In the last year, the cloud services provider opened eight new cloud regions in Asia Pacific countries like Japan, South Korea, India and Australia as well as a Microsoft Azure cloud interconnect location in Tokyo.
“It is increasingly clear that customers perceive Oracle as a strategic partner for their cloud requirements,” said Garrett Ilg, the Executive Vice President and Head of Oracle Japan and Asia Pacific.
Oracle’s cloud services and license support revenues also increased by 1% year-over-year to US$6.8 billion in 2020.
“Given the current circumstances and operating environments across the world, customers are responding with commitment to Oracle cloud technology to reflect their support of the value being offered,” added Mr. Ilg.
Overall the cloud market in APAC is expected to grow 117% from US$133 billion to US$288 billion by 2024, according to a report by GlobalData in April 2020. This growth could be further increased by accelerating cloud adoption due to rising data volumes as well as greater remote working and digital transformation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As one of the largest convenience stores in the Philippines, with over 2,900 stores distributed across the country, Philippines Seven (7-Eleven) needed robust and resilient IT infrastructure to constantly meet customer demands.
“With growing volumes of data is growing, our systems were under pressure,” said Jeru Andrade, the Systems Support Team Leader of IT division, Philippines Seven (7-Eleven).
Philippines Seven selected Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for their cloud native security features, serverless services and ability to automate tasks to minimise human error.
Other organisations in Asia Pacific have also started to adopt cloud infrastructure for their digital needs, including Nomura Research Institute, Nissan and Medicom as well as rapidly growing independent software vendors like Japan’s Creansmaerd, Itochu Cable Systems, TIS Hokkaido, Australia’s Emersion, iliveit, and Applied Precision Medicine, South Korea’s Dain Leaders, Astems and CIP Systems, and India’s Comviva.
Oracle also recently unveiled the ‘industry’s first fully-managed, on-premises’ cloud region to bring all their second-generation cloud services directly to customer data centers.
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