Dubbed Oracle Cloud Jovanovac Region, the new cloud regional centre is Oracle’s first cloud region in Southeast Europe


Oracle opens new cloud region in Serbia. (Credit: Peter Kaminski from San Francisco, California, USA/Wikimedia Commons)

Oracle has launched its new cloud region in Serbia to support the increasing cloud computing demands of private and public sector organisations in the country.

Dubbed Oracle Cloud Jovanovac Region, the new cloud regional centre is Oracle’s first cloud region in Southeast Europe.

Located in Kragujevac, the new cloud region is expected to unlock business innovation across the region.

According to the tech firm, Oracle Cloud Jovanovac Region will allow Serbian businesses to benefit from the performance and security of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

It will also contribute to the growth of critical regional industries including healthcare, retail, and financial services.

Oracle Northern and Eastern Europe cloud technology senior vice president Kenneth Johansen said: “Local organisations and public institutions are taking firm steps to establish Serbia as a country focused on technology-driven innovation.

“With the opening of the Oracle Cloud Jovanovac Region, we’re helping our customers take advantage of the best cloud technologies while ensuring high-security standards, availability, and latency.”

The new cloud region is part of OCI’s distributed cloud strategy, said the company.

OCI is said to meet client needs by delivering necessary cloud services to desired locations with flexible performance, security, compliance, and operational models.

The opening of the Oracle Cloud Jovanovac Region saw the participation of Serbia Prime Minister Ana Brnabić and the Minister of Information and Telecommunications Mihailo Jovanović and other dignitaries.

In line with the launch of the new cloud region, Oracle signed the first commercial contract with Telekom Srbija, allowing the latter to become the first user of the public Oracle cloud infrastructure.

Telekom Srbija CEO Vladimir Lučić said: “As the largest telecom operator in the region, we support the first investment in a cloud data centre from a global cloud service provider.

With the use of OCI, Telekom Srbija continues the digital transformation and modernization of its operations. This brings us a competitive advantage and enables the development of new services in both the retail and enterprise market segments.”

Last month, Oracle announced plans to launch a second cloud region in Singapore to address the rapidly growing demand for cloud services in South East Asia.