NEOM, KSA, 05 July, 2022: Oracle today announced that NEOM Tech & Digital Company, the world-leading technology company powering the first cognitive digital ecosystem at NEOM, has selected Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud Customer to create a scalable, agile and modern platform for all mission-critical IT workloads. NEOM will be able to access Oracle’s portfolio of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) public cloud services and Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications to address local data residency and latency requirements and reduce operating costs for its 36MW ZeroPoint DC data centre.
Richard Smith, Executive Vice President, Technology, EMEA, Oracle, said: “NEOM’s vision of building the world’s first cognitive community means harnessing the latest digital technologies. The Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud Customer has been designed to address demanding data residency and privacy requirements and, with this, we can focus on ensuring our customers can run a self-contained region where all hosted data remain local to that region. This makes Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud Customer the perfect framework to support NEOM to achieve its vision”.
NEOM will be able to increase agility across all business processes and accelerate innovation by accessing new cloud services on-premises as Oracle makes them available in its public cloud regions. NEOM will also be able to reduce database administration costs by up to 80 percent and use its resources to focus on innovations with Oracle Autonomous Database on Exadata Cloud Customer.
Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud Customer is a self-contained cloud region that provides all the benefits of the public cloud without hosted customer data ever having to leave the NEOM data centre. No other cloud provider delivers a fully featured public cloud with all services on-premises. NEOM will be able to securely run its entire portfolio of IT workloads on a single-tenant, flexible cloud infrastructure with the same SLAs for availability, manageability, and performance as a single availability domain in an Oracle public cloud region.
Fabio Fontana, CEO, ZeroPoint DC and Chief Growth Officer, NEOM Tech & Digital Company, said: “Dedicated Region Cloud Customer is a natural progression of our ZeroPoint DC partnership with Oracle, and will allow us to fully tap into the potential of cognitive solutions that we are developing. Our continued partnership means that the infrastructure and best-in-class services provided by Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud Customer will play an instrumental role in powering the cognitive ecosystem at NEOM and support a growing digital economy for residents in Saudi Arabia and the broader region”.