Oracle sees cloud growth in its future

Oracle has been in the country for two decades, and is betting its new local cloud region will supercharge its growth.

07 March 2022

Cherian Varghese, Oracle VP and MD of technology in Africa, looks remarkably well for someone recovering from Covid-19. On our Zoom call in January, he says he travelled home to Mumbai on leave, and then tested positive, which turned the vacation into quarantine at home. He says he’s awaiting a negative test so he can head back to the head office in Dubai.

We were speaking just a day before the launch of the company’s cloud region in Johannesburg on January 19, its first on the continent.

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