Oracle chases Microsoft in establishing data centre presence in India to meet growth in demand
Oracle plans to establish data centres in India, according to the firm’s president of product development Thomas Kurian.
“We don’t have (own data centres in India) today though we are evaluating it. We are in discussions with a lot of local players on it though we don’t want to give any timeline or any definite plan,” said Kurian, as reported by the Business Standard.
“But certainly, the growth that we are seeing in cloud drives demand for that.”
The news comes as both Microsoft and AWS revealed plans to build a data centre presence in India.
In June, Oracle opened a new offensive dialogue with rival AWS. “We’re prepared to compete with Amazon.com on price,” stated Oracle boss Larry Ellison.
With this declaration, Oracle, which sold $426m (£270m) worth of business in SaaS and PaaS last quarter, has now entered into the cloud computing race indefinitely.
The statement came in conjunction with a massive extension of the firm’s cloud offerings, with Oracle revealing it will be providing cloud storage and the ability to run Oracle apps wholly in the cloud, as well as the continuing shift its CRM business into the cloud.
The company announced 24 new cloud services in total, including a Database Cloud called Exadata, Archive Storage Cloud, Big Data Cloud, Integration Cloud, Mobile Cloud, and Process Cloud.
“Oracle is the only company on the planet that can deliver a complete, integrated, standards-based suite of services at every layer of the cloud,” said Ellison.