Microsoft expands the Cloud - including Swiss Datacenters

The skyline of Abu Dhabi UAE

By delivering Microsoft cloud from data centers in a given geography, Microsoft will continue to fulfill their data security and compliance needs to the companies. The giant has deepened their expertise in the Middle East particularly in Abu Dhabi and in Dubai. Initial availability is expected in 2019.

"We are seeing significant demand from customers who want to expand their on-premise data lake into Microsoft Azure", said John Chirapurath, general manager of data platform marketing at Microsoft.

Middle East datacentres Announced in a news release today, the new datacentre locations reflect the ongoing growth in demand for Microsoft's cloud services. Microsoft is planning to offer Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365 from new datacentre locations, in addition to the options now available in Germany. Its Azure cloud is now in 42 regions globally.

Microsoft announced plans for its first cloud data centers in the Middle East Wednesday, hoping to bring capacity online in that region in the near future.

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Microsoft today revealed its plans to expand its cloud services in Europe and the Middle East. Microsoft said that they will be opening new datacenter in Switzerland (specifically in Geneva and Zurich) and the United Arab Emirates.

Etisalat Digital, a business unit of Etisalat, is a Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider, offering integrated connectivity with Microsoft ExpressRoute as well as private cloud services using Azure Stack.

Salvador Anglada, chief business officer at Etisalat said the partnership with Microsoft fits into the telco's existing capabilities, positioning Etisalat Digital a key partner for its customers' digital transformation journey.


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