International software giant Oracle announced that it has opened a regional “cloud” center in Kragujevac on May 12, with the company noting that the new Oracle Cloud Jovanovac Region will support the increasing cloud computing demands of private and public sector.
“Local organizations and public institutions are taking firm steps to establish Serbia as a country focused on technology-driven innovation,” according to Kenneth Johansen, senior vice president, Cloud Technology, Northern and Eastern Europe, Oracle.
“With the opening of the Oracle Cloud Jovanovac Region we’re helping our customers take advantage of the best cloud technologies while ensuring high security standards, availability, and latency,” Johansen said via a company press release.
Hosted by Johansen, the opening of the Oracle Cloud Jovanovac Region was attended by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, Ana Brnabić; the Minister of Information and Telecommunications, Mihailo Jovanović; the Ambassador of the United States of America, Christopher R. Hill; the Acting Director of the Office for IT and eGovernment, Milan Latinović; and the Director of Data Cloud Technology, Danilo Savić. .
Vladimir Lučić, CEO at Telekom Srbija, a long-standing Oracle customer in the region, noted that the investment was a welcome addition to the region.
“As the largest telecom operator in the region, we support the first investment in a cloud data center from a global cloud service provider,” he said. “With the use of OCI, Telekom Srbija continues the digital transformation and modernization of its operations. This brings us a competitive advantage and enables the development of new services in both the retail and enterprise market segments.”
The Oracle Cloud Jovanovac Region is part of OCI’s distributed cloud strategy, the company said. OCI addresses customer requirements by delivering required cloud services to needed locations with flexible performance, security, compliance, and operational models. Oracle provides a broad and consistent set of 100+ cloud services across 42 commercial and government cloud regions in 23 countries.
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