Thursday, December 08, 2022

Oracle will launch its ‘cloud’ region in Spain on September 12

US software giant Oracle already has everything ready to be able to press the On button for its cloud region in Spain: “It will be next September 12 when our data center starts in Madrid,” said Oracle Spain’s general manager. says Director and Vice President for EMEA, Albert Triola, during an interview with CincoDías.

It will do so after sealing an alliance with Telefónica, a reference partner of the multinational for years, and with which Triola is confident the project includes the best and most complete range of services.

“There were two options, either we did it alone or we chose Telefónica, with whom we have had a relationship for many years because they are the ones who know and understand the structure of communication in Spain best. We went with the best are”, he insisted.

When asked how the project will be articulated, Oracle Spain’s general director explains that the product will remain Oracle, will not be a new brand and avoids talking about investment figures as it “depends on the amount of expenditure”. Will that companies join our cloud sector.” Chances could not be better, as the software giant currently services between 80% and 90% of Ibex companies.

Regarding the qualitative leap for companies to move all management of their data and applications to the cloud, Triola explains it graphically. “The key is in innovation. Innovation should be seen as a pension scheme for companies and administrations, this is what will allow everyone in the future, to make the country more competitive and efficient”, he warned. At Oracle they know it and it’s proof that multinationals invest more than $6,000 million in innovation every year.” The decision to develop cloud technology was made more than 10 years ago and it’s possible for us today. Be a service company and, as such, our principle is to be closer to the customers”, he defended.

second generation technology

The Oracle executive has no doubts about the value this new cloud sector will bring to companies, regardless of their size and activity segment. “Our cloud has second-generation technology, which means that its operation is based on artificial intelligence tools. This would allow companies to have backup copies, automatic updates or extreme control over potential attacks coming from overseas”, describes Triola.

In this sense, he recalls that Spain as a country is at a very interesting moment, because of the need for more innovation to be more competitive as a result of the pandemic and “we have realized all the potential that technology”.

With the cloud, what Oracle’s CEO calls “the democratization of technology” has happened. “All companies can have access to the latest applications, to the most advanced data management systems, which will also always be updated automatically; and all without having to hire IT or communications experts. And this has never happened before,” he Giving two examples.

The Red Bull Formula 1 team, for example, uses Oracle Cloud technology to simulate races billions of times, allowing its engineers to make the best decision to win a race. “And, of course, these engineers are experts in their field, they don’t need to know which server is more powerful or which should have the best connectivity, for this is what Oracle already has,” he says. Similarly, it happens in the Premier League, where data processing allows simulations during each minute of the match to predict who will win the match.

Similarly, another feature defining the cloud sector, to be launched in less than two weeks, is that it will be interoperable with Microsoft Cloud, which also has agreements with Telefonica.

Why in Madrid and not some other city, Triola acknowledges that setting up a data center requires some equipment that is not in all enclaves. It required a great electrical power and a certain bandwidth and in both cases the capital had the best infrastructure. And to end with an empowering message: “Whatever you’ve studied, give technology a chance, it’s not an inconvenience”.

Spain, selected to serve all of Europe in ‘sovereign’ project

In addition to the likes of Madrid to open its territory Cloud In Spain, Oracle has chosen our country and Germany as the only two future locations Cloud Sovereign European, a project that arose out of strict regulation imposed on data centers by the European Union.

In a pioneering law that does not exist in any other region of the world, Old Continent establishes that some companies’ cloud must be located not only in the country where those companies operate, but that the entities providing these software. Services must be residents of the respective area. Thus, for companies that store important information (such as public administration) in Europe, their cloud must be managed by European firms residing in the region.

In this sense, from the United States, Oracle has already announced that its sovereign European cloud will cover the entire continent from Germany and Spain, although it has not announced which cities will be chosen. The forecast is that it will become operational in 2023. Regarding whether it is easier to find qualified personnel to cover these new profiles, Albert Triola admits that there is still a shortage of professionals in technical degrees and regrets that this is a problem that affects not only Spain and is becoming more global. For this reason, initiatives such as Oracle for Girls They try to attract girls in the age group of 6 to 14 years to these careers. “We believe in the transformative power of technology and therefore we support with the program the initiative to retrain those who have lost their jobs” Back to Work With which we help them to set up their own business”, he says. Also relies on knowledge and professionals from firms such as Oracle, Kyndryl, Accenture, Deloitte or Telefónica Tech.

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