Oracle is setting up a cloud region in Morocco.

The cloud provider is working in partnership with data center operator N+One, and will be hosting its OCI infrastructure in one of N+One's data centers.

Digital rendering of N+One's latest facility
A render of one of N+One's facilities – N+One

By hosting in an N+One data center, Oracle will be complying with Morocco's data sovereignty requirements.

Amine Kandil, CEO of N+One, told Telquel that the agreement will meet data security and compliance regulations, including "Law No. 05-20 relating to cybersecurity, and particularly its article 12, which stipulates that 'any outsourcing of a sensitive information system must be the subject of a contract under Moroccan law which must include commitments to protect information, auditability, and reversibility, as well as the requirements of security and desired levels of service.'"

Kandil added that the arrival of Oracle is "a guarantee of confidence and a lever for growth" for the company.

N+One has recently commenced expansion plans for its two data centers in Nouaceur and Settat, which will add 2MW of computing capacity by the end of 2024, bringing the company's total footprint in Morocco to 8MW.

Elsewhere, N+One has previously shared plans for three data centers in Senegal's capital city Darkar, and suggested the possibility of developing in Nigeria.

In 2023, African infrastructure private equity firm African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) invested $90 million in N+One to enable the company's expansion plans.

Oracle opened its first cloud region in Africa in 2022, with a location in Johannesburg, South Africa. In February 2024, announced it was planning a region in Nairobi, Kenya. The Morocco cloud region is not yet listed on OCI's upcoming locations.