The American Oracle will open two public cloud regions in Morocco

The American Oracle will open two public cloud regions in Morocco
The American Oracle will open two public cloud regions in Morocco

A partnership agreement providing for the upcoming opening of two Oracle Cloud regions in Morocco was signed this Wednesday in Marrakech, between the Ministry of Digital Transition and Administrative Reform, the Ministry of Convergence Investment and the Evaluation of Public Policies, the Moroccan Agency for Investment and Export Development (AMDIE) and the world leader in information technology “Oracle”.

With the announcement of the establishment of these large-scale infrastructures, for which the partnership agreement has been initialed, on the sidelines of the official opening of the 2nd edition of Gitex Africa Morocco, Oracle will become the first hyperscaler to establish regions public cloud in North Africa, thus supporting Moroccan government digital initiatives and stimulating innovation across the Continent.

These new infrastructures, which constitute a significant milestone in the region’s digital development, will help accelerate the implementation of the Kingdom’s digital government initiatives, offering high performance and security cloud services to organizations across Africa.

The new public cloud regions, planned for Casablanca and Settat, illustrate Oracle’s commitment to Africa. They will support the digital transformation of companies, startups, universities and investors in Morocco and throughout the region.

“The opening of Oracle’s public cloud in Morocco will accelerate digital transformation across the region. This strategic expansion, with a hyperscaler like Oracle, positions Morocco as a unique player in the region and allows for an even more dynamic development of skills and growth opportunities,” underlined, on this occasion, the Minister Delegate in charge of Transition. Digital and Administration Reform, Ghita Mezzour.

For his part, the Minister Delegate in charge of Investment, Convergence and Evaluation of Public Policies, Mohcine Jazouli, welcomed Oracle’s investment on Moroccan soil, which reflects the “strong confidence in the expertise and talent of Moroccan youth”, and highlights “our commitment to promoting technological progress in our country”.

He added that this initiative “also positions Morocco as a key player on the international digital scene, thus strengthening our ambition to become a leader in the global digital economy.”

In the same vein, Oracle’s Executive Vice President Cloud & Tech for EMEA, Richard Smith, noted that “as one of the largest economies in Africa and benefiting from strong commercial and cultural ties with West Africa, the Maghreb and Europe, Morocco offers unique growth opportunities to companies wishing to accelerate their expansion by deploying the latest digital technologies.”

“The upcoming Oracle Cloud regions will offer new solutions for organizations to build resilience and explore new markets to accelerate growth,” he said.

With the planned regions in Morocco, customers and partners will benefit from access to cloud services, allowing them to derive better value from their data.

They will also be able to leverage redundancy and disaster recovery capabilities to improve business continuity and meet Morocco’s data residency regulations and requirements.

Additionally, OCI’s AI capabilities provide businesses with greater control over where they locate their data and IT infrastructure, as well as how they manage it.

The Ministry of Digital Transition and Administrative Reform and Oracle Group signed a partnership agreement in May in San Francisco to launch a research and development (R&D) center in Morocco.

This center, which will create 1,000 high value-added jobs for Moroccan engineers and researchers, will contribute to the development of cloud solutions and artificial intelligence technologies for Oracle customers globally.

Oracle will thus expand its R&D capabilities in the Kingdom by increasing its local workforce to 1,000 IT professionals.

This investment aims to accelerate the development of Oracle’s cutting-edge technologies that address customer challenges around the world. These collaborations strengthen Morocco’s position as a regional digital hub.

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