Oracle launches 2nd gen cloud for UK public sector

Oracle has today announced a second-generation dual-region sovereign cloud for use by public sector organisations and their authorised partners, to help the sector to run their critical applications securely.

The new government cloud expands on Oracle’s UK Government Cloud Region which is used by organisations across the UK public sector, including the Home Office, NHS BSA, Lambeth Borough Council and Croydon Council. Oracle has also announced its second commercial cloud region in the UK, Oracle UK West Cloud Region, in Newport, Wales.

Oracle’s dual-region government cloud consists of two sites in London and Wales connected by Oracle Cloud’s private network. It will allow public sector organisations to deploy cloud services in multiple independent regions for disaster recovery and offer the hosting and storage of all transactional data in the region.

Richard Petley, Oracle UK and Israel senior vice president, said: “We’ve had a Government Cloud Region in the UK for several years, but today’s announcement really unlocks a completely new potential for all of our customers across the UK to take advantage of Oracle’s second-generation Cloud. This is a completely unique offering to the UK government – no other cloud provider offers the sovereignty and performance we are announcing today.”