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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd wanted India data centre

Three years back, late CEO Mark Vincent Hurd's wish to open a data centre and fulfill India's data compliance & regulatory requirements has finally happened when Oracle opened its Gen 2 Mumbai data centre this month.
The news of Oracle co-CEO Mark Vincent Hurd's demise at age 62 on Friday shook the global tech community including in India.
SAN FRANCISCO/NEW DELHI: For late Oracle co-CEO Mark Vincent Hurd, India was always a promising market and he was always committed to expand Oracle's footprint in the burgeoning Cloud and software market in the country.
Three years back, he acknowledged this was right time for Oracle -- that has presence in India for over 25 years -- to open a data centre and fulfill the country's data compliance and regulatory requirements.

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd wanted India data centre
Oracle finally opened its Gen 2 Mumbai data centre this month, with a promise to open another one in Hyderabad next year.
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By this time, Hurd was away at leave of absence, citing health issues.
The news of his demise at age 62 on Friday shook the global tech community including in India.
"It is with a profound sense of sadness and loss that I tell everyone here at Oracle that Mark Hurd passed away early this morning. Oracle has lost a brilliant and beloved leader who personally touched the lives of so many of us during his decade at Oracle," the company's founder and CTO Larry Ellison wrote in a message.

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