Oracle to open first cloud region in Spain with Telefónica

The agreement is part of an alliance aimed at offering cloud services worldwide.

Telefónica will be providing infrastructure services for Oracle’s future Madrid cloud region, with the aim of responding to growing demand for cloud services in Spain. This is the US company's first cloud region in the country, and one of the seven - both commercial and government regions - that it will be launching over the next six months in EMEA, Asia Pacific and LATAM.

The infrastructure will be designed to provide Oracle's public and private sector customers with low latency, high performance cloud services and high security standards. It will also provide security in business continuity and enable them to meet their data residency and compliance requirements in Spain.

Global partnership
The agreement with Telefónica is part of a broader alliance between the two companies to offer cloud services worldwide. Together they will offer PaaS - platform as a service - and applications to their clients. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services will be included in Telefónica Tech’s portfolio of managed cloud services.

Telefónica Tech has a team of over 3,000 experts with top level certifications in cloud services and cybersecurity,  providing services to the Telefónica Group's 5.5 million B2B customers in 175 countries. OCI provides next generation cloud infrastructure designed for mission-critical, cloud-native workloads.

EU recovery funds
Albert Triola, CEO of Oracle Spain, says: “With Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, we are complementing Telefónica's robust cloud services offering with a cloud platform that has seen strong growth over the last year, with clients around the world using it to run their most critical cloud workloads.”

Triola also explained, “Our collaboration with Telefónica also comes at a propitious time for Spain, with the ongoing deployment of EU recovery funds to boost cloud adoption and business competitiveness in our country.”

Telefónica Tech's CEO for cybersecurity and cloud, María Jesús Almazor, added, “One of the keys to success in the cloud market is supporting clients in their digital transformation, offering a complete and differentiated portfolio with the support of reference partners. This agreement with Oracle will enable us to expand our cloud services and strengthen our strategic positioning in PaaS, as well as reinforce our database and middleware application value propositions with one of the market leaders.”

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