Oracle announced the launch of a cloud data center in Canada, saying there was demand for cloud services hosted within the country’s borders driven by concerns over data sovereignty.
Data sovereignty has been a popular angle for public cloud providers going after specific markets since the Edward Snowden scandal. Microsoft said it was catering to Canadians’ data sovereignty “concerns” when it launched its first Azure cloud data centers in Canada earlier this year; Amazon cited similar concerns in Germany when it announced a cloud data center in Frankfurt in 2014.
Oracle has about 20 data centers around the world. The company doesn’t share many specifics about its data center infrastructure, but when it announced the launch of a cloud facility in Japan earlier this year, it said it was its 19th worldwide.
The new site in Canada will support Oracle’s cloud application services for human resources, enterprise resource planning, and customer relationship management. The company did not say where in Canada its new cloud data center is located.
Oracle opened a data center in Brazil in June.