Oracle is out with its aggressive hiring and growth plans to take on bigger cloud giants Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. The company has disclosed plans to hire nearly 2,000 employees worldwide to work on its growing Oracle Cloud Infrastructure business.
The new roles, which include software development, cloud operations, and business operations, will support Oracle’s rapidly expanding infrastructure customer base. These jobs will be added in Oracle’s software development hubs in Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area and India, as well as near new data centers, Reuters quoted Don Johnson, executive vice president of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure unit, as saying.
In the past year, Oracle has opened 12 new Gen 2 Cloud regions and currently operates 16 regions globally. By the end of 2020, the company aims to add 20 more regions, bringing the global footprint to 36 total regions.
Eleven countries or jurisdictions will have region pairs that facilitate enterprise-class, multi-region, disaster-recovery strategies to better support those customers who want to store their data in-country or in-region.
Additionally, Oracle will make additional real estate investments to support the expanded Oracle Cloud Infrastructure workforce.