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Oracle to Expand Japanese Cloud Business With Planned $8B Investment; Toshimitsu Misawa Quoted

Oracle to Expand Japanese Cloud Business With Planned $8B Investment; Toshimitsu Misawa Quoted

Oracle Corp. is spending more than $8 billion to expand its cloud business in Japan.

The planned investment, to play out over the next 10 years, will grow Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s footprint across the country.

Central to the plan is the company’s target of increasing its Japan-based personnel to provide customers with operations and engineering services.

According to Toshimitsu Misawa, president of Oracle Japan, growing the company’s presence in Japan will enable customers and partners to innovate using artificial intelligence and other cloud services.

He said Oracle’s expanding operations will support clients’ regulatory and sovereignty requirements, adding, “We are dedicated to meeting our customers and partners where they are in their cloud journey.”

Particularly, the company intends to boost local customer support for public cloud regions in Tokyo and Osaka and local operations teams for Oracle Alloy and OCI Dedicated Region.

The move is expected to encourage governments and businesses across Japan to migrate their critical workloads to the Oracle Cloud and embrace sovereign AI solutions, Oracle said.

The business expansion in Japan is part of the U.S. technology firm’s ongoing effort to spread its cloud services worldwide, with local operations recently set up in Europe, South America and North America, tech and IT magazine CIO reported.

The strategy is seen as Oracle’s attempt to compete with giant rivals such as Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft.

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