On Thursday, Oracle and Telefónica Tech announced a partnership to provide cloud platform-as-a-service and apps to Telefónica Tech’s enterprise and public sector customers. The services will be provided through a global agreement that will allow Telefónica Tech to include Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services in its offering as well as provide professional and managed services to clients.
Telefónica will also become the host partner for the Oracle Cloud Madrid Region, in order to meet the growing demand for cloud services in Spain. The new area will be designed to provide a broad and consistent range of cloud services to Spanish businesses and government agencies, with low latency, excellent performance, and the highest security standards. It will also assist customers with business continuity and data residency and compliance obligations in their home nation. Oracle’s first cloud region in Spain is in Madrid, and it’s one of at least 44 Oracle wants to open by the end of 2022, continuing one of the quickest growth of any major cloud provider.
Telefónica Tech offers one of the most comprehensive portfolios of managed and professional cloud services on the market, including infrastructure and platform-as-a-service offerings, as well as the ability to provide customised services that meet the needs of its customers using the most cutting-edge technologies. Telefónica Group’s 5.5 million B2B customers in 175 countries are served by a highly skilled staff of more than 3,000 specialist employees with the highest qualifications in cloud services and cybersecurity.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is a next-generation cloud infrastructure designed for mission-critical and cloud-native applications in big business and public sector contexts, with built-in security, higher performance, high availability, and lower costs. Oracle’s hybrid and multi-cloud strategy complement Telefonica’s goal of ensuring that all customer data is hosted regionally or in-country where possible and that customers have access to a cloud solution that meets their data sovereignty 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. Our partnership with Telefonica also comes at a propitious moment for Spain, with the ongoing application of EU recovery funds to boost cloud adoption and business competitiveness in the country. 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,”said Albert Triola, SVP & Country Leader Oracle Spain.
“One of the key drivers for success in the cloud market is to help our customers in their digital transformation by offering a complete and differential portfolio with the support of reference partners. 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,”said María Jesús Almazor, CEO of Cybersecurity & Cloud at Telefónica Tech.
Oracle and Telefónica Espaa recently signed a multi-year deal to transition the operator’s mission-critical commercial and operational systems to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and speed the development of new consumer and business communication services.