Oracle has launched a new cloud region in Bogotá, Colombia.

The company this week announced the opening of an Oracle Cloud Region in the capital city, using a data center belonging to its partner, telecoms company Claro.

Bogotá, Colombia
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Oracle said it is the first major cloud provider to establish a public cloud region in the country.

“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, democratize access to innovative technology, support the modernization of organizations, and foster their growth to help them achieve success in a competitive business environment.”

The two companies first announced plans to partner for a Colombian cloud region in July 2022.

“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 center, certified with ICREA 5, so that organizations in Colombia and other countries like Perú, Ecuador, and Panamá gain access to innovative cloud services with low latency and high availability.”

Claro, owned by Mexican group América Móvil, operates three data centers in Colombia, in Bogotá, and Medellin.

The new region is Oracle’s 47th public cloud region and offers more than 100 OCI services.

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