Oracle expands Italia footprint via TIM’s Turin data centre


The move marks Oracle second cloud region in Italy, aiming to meet the rapid growth in demand for cloud computing services

This week, cloud giant Oracle has announced a new deal with TIM Enterprise, the B2B unit of Italian incumbent operator Telecom Italia (TIM), to form a cloud region centred around TIM’s data centre in Turin.

The Oracle Cloud Turin Region will see private companies and public sector bodies access to a wide variety of cloud services, as well as leveraging big data, analytics, and AI.

Apps being made available to customers include Oracle Autonomous Database, MySQL HeatWave Database Service, Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes, and Oracle Cloud VMware Solution.

In addition to hosting Oracle’s cloud infrastructure (OCI) for third party usage, TIM Enterprise will also incorporate OCI into its own operations, migrating some of the Group’s internal applications to the cloud.

“We are pleased to be working with Italy’s leading telecommunications provider to bring OCI to public and private sector organizations and support their migration to the cloud,” said Richard Smith, Oracle’s EVP and general manage of EMEA cloud infrastructure. “By adding OCI to its robust cloud service offerings, TIM Enterprise will be able to provide a cloud platform used by customers all over the world to run their most mission-critical workloads in the cloud.”

He continued: “With the upcoming second cloud region in Italy, we are reaffirming our commitment to helping Italian organizations of all sizes and industries accelerate the adoption of AI and other innovative technologies.”

Specific timelines related to deployment have not been announced.

This is the second cloud region Oracle has opened in Italy, having launched its first Milan back in 2021.

The data centre industry is seeing an enormous surge of investment in recent months, driven largely by the hype surrounding data-hungry generative AI technology. Just yesterday, Microsoft signed a new deal with Brookfield Asset Management, estimated to be worth around $10 billion, for the procurement of 10.5 gigawatts of renewable energy to power their rapidly expanding data centre presence around the world.

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