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NEOM Tech & Digital Co. Launches Major Cloud Infrastructure Project with Oracle to Accelerate Expansion of the First Cognitive City

Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer selected to help run NEOM’s entire IT ecosystem

Industry’s first fully managed cloud region brings Oracle’s public cloud services, including Oracle Autonomous Database and full suite of Cloud Applications, to NEOM hyperscale data center

Move to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure helps achieve Saudi Vision 2030’s digital economy objectives

NEOM, Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaJuly 5, 2022
Ali and Sons

Oracle today announced that NEOM Tech & Digital Company, the world-leading technology company powering the first cognitive digital ecosystem at NEOM, has selected Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer to create a scalable, agile and modern platform for all mission-critical IT workloads. NEOM will be able to access Oracle’s portfolio of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) public cloud services and Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications to address local data residency and latency requirements and reduce operating costs for its 36MW ZeroPoint DC data center.

Richard Smith, executive vice president – Technology, EMEA, Oracle, said: “NEOM’s vision of building the world’s first cognitive community means harnessing the latest digital technologies. The Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer has been designed to address demanding data residency and privacy requirements and, with this, we can focus on ensuring our customers can run a self-contained region where all hosted data, remain local to that region. This makes Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer the perfect framework to support NEOM to achieve its vision.”

NEOM will be able to increase agility across all business processes and accelerate innovation by accessing new cloud services on-premises as Oracle makes them available in its public cloud regions. NEOM will also be able to reduce database administration costs by up to 80 percent and use its resources to focus on innovations with Oracle Autonomous Database on Exadata Cloud@Customer.

Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer is a self-contained cloud region that provides all the benefits of the public cloud without hosted customer data ever having to leave the NEOM data center. No other cloud provider delivers a fully featured public cloud with all services on-premises. NEOM will be able to securely run its entire portfolio of IT workloads on a single-tenant, flexible cloud infrastructure with the same SLAs for availability, manageability, and performance as a single availability domain in an Oracle public cloud region.

Fabio Fontana, CEO, ZeroPoint DC and Chief Growth Officer, NEOM Tech & Digital Company, said: “Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer is a natural progression of our ZeroPoint DC partnership with Oracle, and will allow us to fully tap into the potential of cognitive solutions that we are developing. Our continued partnership means that the infrastructure and best-in-class services provided by Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer will play an instrumental role in powering the cognitive ecosystem at NEOM and support a growing digital economy for residents in Saudi Arabia and the broader region.”

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About NEOM Tech & Digital Company

NEOM Tech & Digital Company was founded in 2021 as the first subsidiary to be established out of NEOM, a region in Saudi Arabia charting the course for a new future fueled by technology. It was created to power the world’s first ecosystem of cognitive technologies and, in partnership with global industry leaders, it aims to co-invent the future of living.

To learn more, visit cognitive.neom.com

For further information visit: https://www.neom.com/en-us/sectors/technology-and-digital

About NEOM

NEOM is an accelerator of human progress and a vision of what a New Future might look like. It is a region in northwest Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea being built from the ground up as a living laboratory – a place where entrepreneurship will chart the course for this New Future. It will be a destination and a home for people who dream big and want to be part of building a new model for exceptional livability, creating thriving businesses and reinventing environmental conservation.

NEOM will include hyperconnected, cognitive towns and cities, ports and enterprise zones, research centers, sports and entertainment venues, and tourist destinations. As a hub for innovation, entrepreneurs, business leaders and companies will come to research, incubate, and commercialize new technologies and enterprises in groundbreaking ways. Residents of NEOM will embody an international ethos and embrace a culture of exploration, risk-taking and diversity. For further information email media@neom.com or visit www.neom.com