Effective July 11, 2022, sovereign cloud regions of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure were introduced for the European Union.
Both private companies and public sector organizations across the EU will be able to use these new OCI sovereign cloud regions to host data and applications that are sensitive, regulated, or of strategic regional importance.
As a general policy, OCI already does not move customer content from the regions our customers select for their workloads. OCI’s sovereign cloud extends this practice by restricting operations and customer support responsibilities to EU residents. These sovereign cloud regions are also designed to further enable customers to demonstrate alignment with relevant EU regulations and guidance.
Oracle plans to migrate customers using Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications within the existing EU Restricted Access cloud service to the new OCI sovereign cloud regions. These customers will gain the additional operational enhancements of the new sovereign cloud regions and will have full native access to OCI cloud services.
These new sovereign cloud regions will operate under a comprehensive set of policies and governance that further enhance OCI’s existing capabilities for data residency, security, privacy, and compliance.
They offer the same cloud services, pricing, and programs as the public cloud.
The first two sovereign cloud regions for the EU will be located in Germany and Spain, with operations and support restricted to EU residents and specific EU legal entities.
For the announcement of sovereign cloud regions of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for the EU, please visit: https://blogs.oracle.com/cloud-infrastructure/post/introducing-oracles-sovereign-cloud-regions-for-the-european-union.
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