It is no coincidence that Stockholm was chosen as Oracle's first Nordic cloud region. The Stockholm region is strategically located to support digitalisation in the Nordics, a region that ranks among the most digitally advanced in the world in several analyses and reports. In the Nordic countries, both the public sector and businesses are at the forefront of adopting new technology.
With the new Oracle Cloud data center in Stockholm, Nordic businesses get optimal access to Oracle's technologies, proximity to data, reassurance that data is stored in the Nordic region (data sovereignty) and a better user experience related to the most critical data and applications.
Oracle Cloud reduces CO2 emissions
The data center in Stockholm is part of Oracle's powerful commitment to cloud services and cloud technology, a venture that has accelerated in recent years.
"This venture reflects our customers' cloud strategies, and the new center will significantly increase the use of Oracle Cloud in the Nordic region regardless of whether businesses are investing in multi cloud, single cloud or hybrid cloud," says Runar Vestrheim, Chief Country Operations Officer (COO) at Cegal SYSCO.
The new cloud data center in Stockholm is powered by 100 percent renewable energy. This allows public and private organizations to significantly reduce both their energy consumption and carbon footprint. In the report "Worldwide CO2 Emissions Savings from Cloud Computing", the analysis company IDC states that cloud services contribute to increased sustainability.
IDC writes that: "Cloud data centers help reduce CO2 emissions because the cloud utilizes hardware and software more efficiently. The emission reduction comes from smarter energy usage, optimal cooling, optimization and better utilization of servers, storage and other hardware."
Proximity to data
Regardless of the cloud model, proximity to data is fundamental. For hybrid cloud environments that combine on-premises infrastructure with commercial cloud services such as Oracle Cloud, proximity to data is particularly important.
"We often rely on the same network capacities for the cloud services that we would need if the data was on-premises (latency and bandwidth). Therefore, it is most likely cheaper, safer and faster to access data from Oracle Cloud in Stockholm than it would be to access a data center outside the Nordic region, Vestrheim emphasizes.
For multi cloud environments (integration of cloud services from two or more cloud providers), network capacities between the providers and physical distance between the data centers will also be important (latency and bandwidth).
To guarantee network capacities in single, multi, or hybrid cloud environments, Oracle offers FastConnect for a simple, elastic, and economical way to create a dedicated and private network connection with higher bandwidth, lower latency, and more consistent performance compared to public internet-based connections. Partners available at the launch of Oracle Cloud Stockholm Region are Colt, Telia, Equinix and Megaport.
Leading Oracle Partner
Since the beginning in 2004, Cegal SYSCO has worked with demanding technology in complex businesses. From day one, we have focused on Oracle technology and invested heavily in documenting Oracle expertise. Cegal SYSCO currently has 24 Oracle specializations and over 350 Oracle certifications. This makes us the largest provider of Oracle expertise in the Nordic region. For 10 consecutive years, Cegal SYSCO has been named Oracle Partner of the Year.
Cegal SYSCO's long experience in traditional Oracle database technology, combined with broad expertise and certifications within Oracle Cloud, is unique.
"In addition, we also specialize in integrations and other cloud platforms, such as Microsoft Azure and AWS. Our deep Oracle expertise enables us to transform complex IT solutions into digital success stories for our customers," concludes Vestrheim.
Oracle Cloud is now available in 35 regions worldwide. By 2022, the plan is to reach at least 44 cloud regions.