Microsoft's Adding new Data Centers in Europe and the Middle East

Microsoft to open datacentres in Abu Dhabi, Dubai

Microsoft to open datacentres in Abu Dhabi, Dubai

The data centers would allow customers of Microsoft - which competes with Amazon and Google in the $260 billion cloud-computing market - to keep data in Germany, which has relatively strict privacy laws. Microsoft has deep expertise protecting data and empowering customers around the globe to meet extensive security and privacy requirements, including offering the broadest set of compliance certifications and attestations in the industry. French customers can start using Azure and Microsoft Office 365 out of that region as of Wednesday, while support for Dynamics 365 in that region will follow early next year. Telekom serves as the trustee of data stored on the cloud to ensure data farmed out by companies complies with Germany data protection rules. Besides other exciting news, we just announced to open a Swiss region with two data centers in the Cantons Geneva and Zurich. 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. "WANdisco Fusion enables continuous data replication for Microsoft Azure and HDInsight customers who also want to maintain on-premise consistency at scale". The two new regions will provide enterprise-grade reliability, performance and business continuity combined with data residency within Germany and connectivity to Microsoft's global public cloud network.

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

Investments into the UAE data centres expand on Microsoft's presence in the region for more than 20 years.

Microsoft will deliver cloud services from its first datacenters in Switzerland as well as the Middle East. The new announcement expands Azure regions to 50 regions across the globe, which includes plans for 12 new regions.

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