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Oracle’s new Cloud data centre opens in Abu Dhabi; to create 250 new jobs

The company will open new offices in Dubai Internet City, Amman and Riyadh in 2016

The American provider of enterprise software and Cloud services, Oracle, is planning to set up a new Cloud data centre in Abu Dhabi as a part of its expansion in the Middle East region.

The new centre will allow Oracle to better manage service-level objectives and data governance for its customers in the region, the company said in a statement.

It will also open new offices in Dubai Internet City, Amman and Riyadh this year.

“As companies turn to Cloud computing to modernise their business and drive innovation, we are seeing significant demand for Oracle Cloud – in the Middle East and around the world,” said Loic Le Guisquet, president, EMEA and APAC, Oracle.

The technology major says it has more than doubled its workforce in the region in the past three years and will hire more than 250 sales professionals in the current year.

“We have doubled the size of our Oracle workforce in the United Arab Emirates over the past three years,” said Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban, senior vice-president, Oracle Middle East, Central Asia, North and South Africa.

“This latest recruitment initiative will support the needs of rapidly growing businesses in the region that are embracing the agility and scalability that Oracle Cloud delivers.”