Oracle Reportedly Closing Scotland’s Linlithgow Data Center

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American multinational computer technology corporation, Oracle is said to be closing its Linlithgow data center, Scotland in the early months of the next year.

Meanwhile, a popular British technology news website, The Register reports that the facility will close over the next few months.

An Oracle spokesperson said to the news publication that the company is already trying to migrate its legacy data center clients to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

While Oracle continues to observe rapid growth in cloud technology, it is firm to constantly examine and modify its infrastructure in such a way that it fulfills the needs of the customers as well as businesses. Currently, Oracle has several data centers operating across the UK which also includes London and Newport, Wales, the spokesperson added.

Back in 1990, the Linlithgow facility was originally opened as a Sun Microsystems manufacturing facility. However, Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems in 2009, the company converted the facility into a data center in 2012. The facility sizes total 160,000 sq ft (14,900 sqm) and 10MW of power.

Meanwhile, the Vice President and General Manager of Oracle and SAP support firm Spinnaker Support, Martin Biggs said that Oracle is closing the Linlithgow facility in order to migrate the clients from its legacy Oracle Cloud Managed Services platform to their Oracle Cloud Infrastructure platform.

Mark Vivian, the Chief Executive Officer of Oracle support and managed service provider company Claremont said that Oracle is currently undergoing a transitionary phase where the company is upgrading its data center estate to power them and redirect it towards the cloud in order to compete with other major cloud players such as AWS and Azure.

The database management company currently operates four UK cloud regions situated in London and Newport, Wales.

Also read: Oracle Picks Johannesburg For its First African Cloud Region

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