Microsoft to add new data centers in Europe and Middle East

Microsoft to add new data centers in Europe and Middle East

Microsoft to add new data centers in Europe and Middle East

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.

The two data centres, in partnership with Etisalat, will be located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. With each data center costing upwards of a billion dollars, this isn't a small investment and considering that the company's cloud services are driving the largest growth on the balance sheet, it's obvious why the company is bringing these new regions online.

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In terms of its expansion in Germany, Microsoft says that it will begin offering Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics 365 from new data center locations.

The telco is also providing consulting, migration and managed services to ensure the transition of Microsoft's business customers to the cloud. Meanwhile, China's Alibaba has already established a data center in the U.A.E. That helps speed data transfers and satisfies local laws and preferences for storing some information in a client's home country. In addition, the general availability of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 in France has also been announced. "There are absolutely some customers that value data residency and it is essential". Our engagement with financial institutions and regulators in Switzerland over the past several years has led to a deeper understanding of the market and the opportunity for locally delivered, trusted enterprise cloud services to meet their unique requirements. The tradeoff is that they don't control the entire data centers and can't optimize them to be as power efficient as the massive data center facilities companies like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft operate in the U.S. "Together, we have to seize the opportunities to build the economy of tomorrow".

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