Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Science | By Hubert Green

Microsoft to open 2 cloud centres in Germany

Microsoft to open 2 cloud centres in Germany

In Switzerland, data centers will be opened in Geneva and Zurich, and are a response to Microsoft's "engagement with financial institutions and regulators in Switzerland".

It's no secret that Microsoft is going all-in on its cloud services as the company is announcing today that they are expanding once again with new regions in Switzerland and the UAE.

This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog post authored by Roger Halbheer.

The two data centres, the first ones by Microsoft in the region, will be located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The company is preparing to invest "hundreds of millions" of euros as part of the project, which will complement the company's existing European cloud offerings in Amsterdam and Dublin, wrote WiWo. The Dynamics 365, however, will be available from early 2019. 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.

Microsoft has a long history of collaboration with various companies which are reliable.

"This brings our data centre footprint to a total of 50 regions globally, and we believe that this is the largest of any major cloud provider", Hashish said. 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. The two products are the only productivity and business application platforms that can offer in-geo data residency across such a broad set of locations.

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