Oracle data centers are grouped into data regions throughout the world. When you sign up for an Oracle Cloud account, you select the default data region for your Oracle Cloud subscription. You can also extend your subscription to another Oracle data region. When you sign up for Oracle Cloud at Customer, you can access Cloud at Customer just as you access other data regions throughout the world.
Why Are Multiple Data Regions Useful?
Extending your subscription to another data region is useful if you want to access cloud services that are not available in your default data region or if you have employees stationed in other regions of the world. When you extend your subscription to another data region, you are granted a separate set of sign-in credentials for the additional data region, but you can use your existing Universal Credits across both regions.
About the Oracle Cloud at Customer Data Region
Your Cloud at Customer installation (in your data center) is treated as an additional data region available only to your Oracle Cloud subscription. When you subscribe to Oracle Cloud at Customer with Universal Credits, you are first granted access to an Oracle Cloud Account with Universal Credits (in an Oracle data region). You can then extend your Oracle Cloud subscription to access your Oracle Cloud at Customer data region.
Benefits of Accessing Cloud at Customer as a Data Region
When you extend your Cloud account on Oracle Cloud to your Oracle Cloud at Customer data region, you can access services both on Oracle Cloud (in an Oracle data center) and on Oracle Cloud at Customer (in your data center). You can also share your Universal Credits across your Oracle Cloud and Oracle Cloud at Customer services.
How Do I Switch Between My Oracle Cloud and Cloud at Customer Data Regions?
Like other data regions, your Oracle Cloud at Customer data region is accessed via a separate set of sign-in credentials, and you can use your Universal Credits for the services and resources you use in your Oracle Cloud at Customer data region.