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Oracle and Claro partner to expand global cloud services in Colombia

Oracle and Claro partner to expand global cloud services in Colombia

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Claro will offer Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as part of its managed cloud services, enabling organizations to take advantage of high performance, built-in security and lower costs.

Oracle and Claro have announced a partnership to offer Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services to public and private sector organizations and enterprises in Colombia.

Claro will become the host partner for an Oracle Cloud region in the country and offer OCI platform services with professional and managed services to help customers adopt cloud solutions.

In addition, to help improve its customer service and billing processes, Claro will migrate over 100 on-premises servers running mission-critical workloads to OCI.

A long-term partnership

The partnership will modernize the IT infrastructure and stimulate economic recovery in Colombia. This strategic alliance will enable Colombian companies in the public and private sectors to take advantage of lower local latency with closer points of presence, integrated security and lower OCI costs.

Germán Borromei, Managing Director, Oracle Colombia and Ecuador and Carlos Zenteno, CEO, Claro Colombia

Germán Borromei, Managing Director, Oracle Colombia and Ecuador, said: “The partnership with Claro accelerates the technological modernization of enterprises and consumers throughout Latin America. Our collaboration with Claro will also accelerate cloud adoption, stimulate economic recovery and boost competitiveness in these countries.”

Claro has one of the broadest managed and professional services offerings in the Colombian market, including cloud infrastructure and Platform-as-a-Service capabilities. Companies from all sectors and the public and private sectors in Colombia rely on Claro and its team of highly qualified professionals who maintain the highest certifications in cloud services and cybersecurity.

Oracle’s hybrid offerings align with Claro’s mission to respond to the needs of enterprises and support technological modernization in Colombia.

Claro Colombia will be the first company in the country to offer Oracle Cloud Infrastructure from one of its certified data centers as part of its managed cloud services.

Carlos Zenteno, CEO, Claro Colombia, said: “We have reached another milestone in Colombia by hosting the first Oracle public cloud region. With this, we continue to support the modernization of public and private sector organizations with a comprehensive and differentiated portfolio.

“Oracle chose our Triara Data Center, certified with ICREA 5, which meets the highest security standards so that local businesses can access database services and middleware applications from one of the market’s leading cloud providers.”

Strengthening the ecosystem

“This project expands business opportunities in the country, especially for the IT area, as new scenarios will evolve to further develop the industry with the participation of trained professionals and experts who contribute to building new business 4.0. It will require technology suppliers, software developers, integrators and programmers. Cloud represents a great investment opportunity in Colombia and will allow this ecosystem to be energized and enriched,” said Borromei.

“This project provides new conditions and scenarios for new professionals in the technology sector and the business future development. Therefore, expanding the Oracle cloud through the joint sales force between Oracle and Claro is also a strategy for the IT ecosystem.”

Zenteno said: “First, there will be a joint go-to-market to collaborate on the Digital Transformation cycle for customers in Colombia. Claro will sell and offer services from OCI – Oracle’s cloud. Secondly, there will be migration of workloads from Claro Colombia and Claro Ecuador to OCI. And thirdly, there will be a cloud region hosted at Claro. This will happen a few months later, without harming Claro with the service offering and Oracle Cloud (OCI) as of now.”

A more secure IT environment

Oracle and Claro have very high standards in terms of data security management for their customers.

“Claro’s Triara Data Center is one of the most modern and important in South America, and with this infrastructure, the company provides managed and professional services, including cloud infrastructure capabilities. Public and private companies and organizations in Colombia trust Claro and its qualified professionals, who have the highest certifications in cloud and cybersecurity,” said Zenteno.

When asked about process security, Borromei said: “At Oracle, we have a highly evolved information protection model that uses Machine Learning algorithms to provide service level agreements (SLAs) for platform availability and reliability.

“All our OCI services have been developed through a program that maintains the highest security standards in all dimensions. We have security levels ranging from perimeter services to data protection.

“Besides, all our customers choose the region they prefer to upload their data. If they choose the Colombian cloud region, they can be sure it will be processed locally. As for access, only users authorized by the instance administrator will be able to access it, meaning the customer.”

Having a cloud region in Colombia increases the agility of operations and provides flexibility to business models because it reduces the distance that data must travel and, therefore, will result in a reduction in latency, in communication times and allow users and companies to count on a better service.

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