Oracle is opening an Oracle Cloud Region in Colombia in partnership with Claro, becoming the first major cloud provider to establish a public cloud region in the country. Claro is one of the host partners for the new Oracle Cloud Bogotá Region, and through its partnership with Oracle it becomes the first telecommunications operator to offer Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services to organisations across Colombia.
“Establishing a cloud region in Colombia is a reflection of Oracle’s commitment to the country’s technological development,” said Germán Borromei, managing director, Oracle Colombia and Ecuador. “With the new region we are helping to accelerate the adoption of cloud solutions, democratise access to innovative technology, support the modernisation of organisations, and foster their growth to help them achieve success in a competitive business environment.”
Part of Oracle’s distributed cloud strategy, the new region is Oracle’s 47th public cloud region and offers Oracle Cloud’s full capabilities across more than 100 OCI services and cloud applications to migrate, modernise, and innovate, including Oracle Autonomous Database, MySQL HeatWave Database Service, Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes, Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, and AI infrastructure.
“Partnering with Oracle to establish the first public cloud region in Bogotá is a major milestone in Colombia’s technological evolution, as the new region will help accelerate the digital transformation of businesses nationwide—including small and medium-sized enterprises, which represent 90 percent of businesses in Colombia,” said Carlos Zenteno, president, Claro Colombia. “Oracle selected our data centre, certified with ICREA 5, so that organisations in Colombia and other countries like Perú, Ecuador, and Panamá gain access to innovative cloud services with low latency and high availability.”
“Public cloud infrastructure, such as the new region Oracle is opening in the Colombian territory, generates impact not only on the country’s economy but also brings social benefits and the generation of new opportunities,” said Saúl Kattan, senior presidential advisor for digital transformation, Colombia. “For this reason, we are designing a plan to leverage the cloud for its data and analytics capabilities, as well as training specialised digital talent, which will contribute to the purpose of making Colombia a more productive country. With this type of project, we must be at the forefront.”
“Colombia’s technology industry continues to grow thanks to projects like this,” said Mauricio Lizcano, minister, Ministry of Information and Communications Technologies. “It is encouraging to see the opening of the first public cloud region in our country, as it will have a significant impact on Colombia’s businesses and the economy, helping create a wide range of growth opportunities.”