In a bid to strengthen its Cloud operations in the Asia-Pacific region, software and cloud major Oracle on Wednesday announced it would open five state-of-the-art \u201cdigital\u201d sales hubs, including one in Bengaluru. Oracle plans to hire 1,000 professionals to keep pace with the continued demand for Cloud among mid-size organisations in the region and 20 per cent of the workforce for these hubs will be from India. \u201cThe demand for Cloud is rising fast. As a result, Oracle\u2019s Cloud business in Asia Pacific has been on an upswing. Today, Oracle supports many customers in the region with our vast Cloud portfolio,\u201d said Fran\u00e7ois Lan\u00e7on, Senior Vice President of Oracle Asia Pacific, in a statement. Apart from India, the \u201cDigital Selling hubs\u201d will be opened in Australia, China, Korea and Singapore. Across Asia Pacific, mid-size organisations continue to invest in Oracle\u2019s complete Cloud portfolio owing to enterprise-grade cloud capabilities that are flexible, affordable and scale over time. \u201cWe are witnessing one of the fastest technology adoptions in India with Oracle Cloud. To meet this growing demand, we want a \u2018quick action\u2019 sales force that is digitally savvy and will leverage modern software tools to offer a seamless buying experience to our customers,\u201d added Shailender Kumar, Managing Director of Oracle India. \u201cWe will train them and equip them with the most advanced tools and infrastructure to support their roles,\u201d he added. Last year, Oracle helped mid-size firms across industries in the APAC region including communications, insurance, high tech, media, financial services, health care, e-commerce, natural resources and education, use its diverse Cloud portfolio.