Oracle Opens Italian Cloud Region in Milan to Accelerate Digital Transformation for SMBs and Enterprises

On December 15, Oracle will open a new Cloud region, the first in Italy, in Milan. In reality, this is only the official inauguration date, since current customers have already had the possibility of moving data and workloads to the data center that the giant has activated in Bel Paese since the end of November. For national realities that will become customers from December 15, however, the Italian region will be the default choice. An opportunity for realities of all kinds, from large companies to SMEs, who will be able to take advantage of lower latencies and have the possibility of never leaving the most sensitive data outside national borders.

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To celebrate the event, Oracle hosted a virtual eventopen to all, which will be held on December 15 at 5:00 p.m. which will see the participation of Jae Evans, Oracle’s Chief Information Officer. This is a unique opportunity to hear directly from Oracle about the key aspects underlying the opening of the Italian region.

Oracle: 44 cloud regions by 2022

With the inauguration of the Italian cloud region, Oracle covers a total of 33 different regions, but the expansion plan does not stop there and by the end of next year the company aims to have 44. in the world. But why is it so important to have data centers in a specific country? As he explainsRicardo SagratiniOracle SMB Technology Cloud Leader, there are many benefits to having cloud data centers as close as possible to where the businesses that depend on them are located. The first is purely technical: with physically closer servers, latencies are lowered, and this can make a big difference in certain areas, especially in the industrial world. More and more manufacturing companies are moving towards production systems based on the Industry 4.0 paradigm and, therefore, they are connecting machines to the network and integrating sensors and IIoT devices to keep all aspects of the production under control. In the case of applications mission criticallatency makes the difference, and getting closer to the data center can only reduce it.

Have iron, servers, within national borders, it also ensures regulatory compliance in tightly regulated industries, such as fintech and, in general, the entire banking and financial sector. But also multinationals with offices scattered all over the world, which must adapt to the different regulations of each nation.

Seize the opportunities of the PNRR

The launch of the Italian cloud region comes at the perfect time: in 2022, in fact, public administrations and companies will be able to benefit from the funds of the PNRR, which has a strong focus on digitization, an area to which around 40 billion euros are consecrated. destined. A rain of money which, in Draghi’s intentions, will allow local companies to bridge the technological gap which still separates them from competitors operating in other countries. Part of these funds will be used to modernize infrastructure, but all companies will be able to benefit from funds to invest in new technologies, in order to improve productivity, which has been at a standstill in Italy for too many years, which undermines the competitiveness of our businesses.

Inevitably, many of these realities will invest in the cloud, in some cases beginning to introduce it into the business, in others improving and extending its use to all areas. SecondSagratini, among others, having an Italian region is one of the main drivers for the adoption of the cloud by SMEs, which are ultimately the pillars of the Italian economy, based mainly on the work of many small and medium-sized enterprises . Companies that do not always have significant capital to make large up-front investments and therefore prefer to shift spending from CAPEX to OPEX, using a consumption model that allows for accurate cost estimation and, if necessary, up-scaling extremely rapid scale of infrastructural resources.

A sustainable data center

Sustainability is one of the hottest topics and data centers are definitely power-hungry infrastructures. To reduce environmental impact, Oracle has adopted intelligent and advanced energy management systems for the Milan cloud region and all renewable energy-powered infrastructure. It is also an important benefit for customers, who by leveraging this infrastructure will be able to reduce CO2 emissions throughout the supply chain, a key aspect now that ESG criteria are taken seriously by investors. .

By participating in the inauguration event of the new Region, it will be possible to obtain further information on the technologies adopted, the services offered and the key role that this infrastructure will have for the companies of the Bel Paese.