Oracle has partnered with Telefónica to place its upcoming Spanish cloud region in the telco's data center in Madrid.

The two companies will jointly offer cloud platform-as-a-service and applications to enterprises and public sector organizations across Telefónica Tech’s customer base.

As part of the deal, Telefónica will also become the host partner for the Oracle Cloud Madrid Region. This will be the company’s first cloud region in Spain, but it didn’t share timelines for when it would launch.

Oracle said the new region will be “designed to provide Spanish business and public sector customers with a broad and consistent set of cloud services with low latency, high performance, and the highest security standards” as well as help customers with business continuity and address their in-country data residency and compliance requirements.

“With Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, we are complementing Telefonica’s robust cloud services offering with a cloud platform that has seen strong growth over the last year as customers all over the world use it to run their most mission-critical workloads in the cloud,” said Albert Triola, SVP & country leader Oracle Spain.

“This agreement reaffirms our commitment to providing Spanish businesses and public sector entities with a secure and scalable cloud services platform that helps accelerate the adoption of AI, machine learning and other new technologies in organizations of all sizes and sectors.”

Last year Oracle and Telefónica España announced a multi-year agreement to migrate the telco’s commercial and operational systems to Oracle Cloud.

"This agreement with Oracle will allow us to expand our cloud services and strengthen our strategic positioning in PaaS, as well as reinforce our value proposition in databases and middleware applications with one of the market leaders," added María Jesús Almazor, CEO of cybersecurity & cloud at Telefónica Tech.

Through its Movistar subsidiary, Telefónica operates the Tier IV Alcalá CDG facility on the outskirts of Madrid; the facility was built in 2013 and spans 23 data halls, each measuring 681 sqm, and offers up to 100MW of capacity.

Oracle opened its 37th cloud region in Johannesburg, South Africa, last month, and plans to have at least 44 cloud regions by the end of 2022. It will open its first regions in Mexico and Colombia this year. Additional second regions are due to open in Saudi Arabia, France, Israel, and Chile.

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