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Oracle has continued its huge cloud infrastructure investment drive with the launch of a new cloud region in Israel, becoming the first of the leading cloud providers to do so.
The launch of Israel East in Jerusalem was announced an at event attended by Oracle Israel country leader Uzi Navon, Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon, and Bynet CEO Alon Ben Zur this week.
Oracle is expanding its Government Cloud for UK public sector organisations with the launch of an interconnected dual-region in London and Wales.
The database-giant-come-cloud-provider launched the dedicated Government Cloud Region in 2017 to help public sector organisations move sensitive to the cloud in accordance with National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) cloud security guidelines.
The digital division of the UK Ministry of Defence has added Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to the suite of cloud services available to the UK defence community.
Defence Digital said the addition of OCI to MODCLOUD, a collection of approved public and private cloud services for application delivery and sensitive data processing and storage, will enable the MoD to meet the demand for a ‘real-time information advantage’ – a military term describing how information and IT is reshaping modern warfare.
In a move that not many in the technology world would have seen coming, Zoom has tapped up Oracle Cloud to help cater to rising demand for its popular video conferencing tool.
Since world governments implemented stay-at-home measures to help thwart the spread of the novel coronavirus, Zoom has become the go-to tool for video communication, surging ahead of rivals Skype and Webex in terms of daily use.
As we approach the new decade, business agility is more crucial than ever. Innovation is constant and customer expectations are constantly evolving. Businesses simply must adapt if they are to survive. A recent study by Oracle and The Confederation of British Industry highlighted just how unrelenting this change is, with half of the largest FTSE100 companies disappearing from the index since 2009. Many businesses are struggling because they are stifled by complex and disjointed back-office systems, which put the brakes on their ability to innovate.