US-based multinational computer technology corporation Oracle has launched a regional cloud data center representing the value of the UAE as a local, regional and global technology center.
The launch of the center comes as the UAE enters a new age to improve its role as a global hub for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a smart city, the Internet of Things and advanced artificial intelligence-supported technologies.
Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director-General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), praised Oracle for establishing the region’s first-of-its-kind Zayed Innovation and Artificial Intelligence Hub in the UAE, which is intended to train the digital leaders of the future generation and will also raise awareness among hundreds of Emirati students about the latest emerging technologies.
“The UAE has always been an attractive environment for major international projects. However, as much as it encourages prestigious companies, especially those supporting digital transformation to establish regional centres here, it is also keen to provide an environment appropriate for local creative ideas to sprout, blossom and become global companies. As you know, many globally successful stories have started here, and become indisputable evidence of the UAE’s digital environment. They prove that the UAE accommodates future thinkers who wish to transform their ideas into projects that benefit everyone.”
Al Mansoori also highlighted in his address that the growing demand for real-time data sharing, which is heading for a further increase with the growing need for communication between countless devices and systems, all through the Second-Generation Cloud that includes many data centers around the world, to which this new center joins.
“This digital environment that we are talking about is the result of a strong and deeply rooted partnership between the public and private sectors. Today, this partnership is one of the key characteristics of the so-called digital nation, as the boundaries between the government and the private sectors are blurring and replaced by cooperation for the benefit of all,” added Mr. Al Mansoori.
Recently, Oracle had launched its cloud computing center in Dubai.