Sunday, 17 June, 2018

Microsoft expands cloud services in Europe and into Middle East

Microsoft to set up two data centres in the UAE The two data centres in partnership with Etisalat will be located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai
Sandra Phillips | 14 March, 2018, 23:10

Telekom serves as the trustee of data stored on the cloud to ensure data farmed out by companies complies with Germany data protection rules.

Microsoft also plans to open two cloud sites in Switzerland, in the Geneva and Zurich regions, and will add two new locations in Germany.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) will open its first data centers in the Middle East next year.

This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog post authored by Roger Halbheer. The data centers would be Microsoft's first in the region, making the US tech giant the latest cloud service provider to invest in the digital infrastructure in the Arab world.

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The Microsoft Cloud will offer enterprise-grade reliability and performance as well as data residency from datacenters, targeting an initial availability of 2019. This new cloud offering will complement the options now available for customers today. "In areas like digital transformation, and the development of new intelligent services, our ambition is for the Microsoft Cloud to form a strategic part of the backbone for regional economic development". Microsoft's cloud customers in the region include companies such as Emirates Group, Etihad Airways, Majid Al Futtaim, Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts and Landmark Group, among others. With this milestone, Microsoft is empowering organizations like Naval Energies - a global player in renewable marine energies; Astrimmo - a leading provider of housing services in France; and Ercom - a French company specializing in cybersecurity, with greater scalability, agility and the opportunity to develop new cloud-based solutions.

An increasing number of start-ups in the region are also building their businesses on Microsoft Cloud.

The regulation will be made available from May 25th, 2018. Each datacenter geography, or geo, delivers a consistent experience, backed by robust policies, controls and systems to help keep data safe and help comply with local and regional regulations.

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