Microsoft’s First Middle East Data Center Regions Open in the UAE
Microsoft just announced that it has opened its first data center regions in the Middle East. The cloud regions opened in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and are now directly delivering Microsoft cloud services in the Middle East. The company previously announced that it was opening in the Middle East in March of last year.
Microsoft said in a statement, “Starting today, Azure and Office 365 are available from the new datacentres in the Middle East, forming part of a growing portfolio of integrated cloud infrastructure, platform, data, application and collaboration services. Dynamics 365 and Power Platform, offering the next generation of intelligent business applications and tools, are anticipated to be available from the cloud regions in UAE by the end of 2019.”
Middle Eastern IT organizations are shifting towards moving their infrastructure to cloud services, making it a wise move from Microsoft to open regional data centers.
According to the MEA President of Microsoft, the fourth industrial revolution will be a net creator of jobs, and that Microsoft is working closely with governments in the region to ensure both businesses and individuals are appropriately skilled to take advantage of these opportunities. Microsoft will align these initiatives with their data centers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi!