Microsoft Takes Its Cloud Infrastructure Buildout To Middle East, China

In contrast to the Microsoft Cloud Deutschland, the company's two new cloud computing centres reportedly will be part of Microsoft's global cloud network, in an effort to target more worldwide companies, said WiWo.

The announcement blog post also announces that Microsoft Cloud in France has officially opened.

Microsoft has a long history of collaborating with customers to navigate evolving business needs and has developed strategies to help customers prepare for the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). I am excited about HCLs strong commitment to our cloud alliance as their Lab 21 will provide a platform for building and showcasing industry vertical and horizontal solutions with the Microsoft AI Platform and Microsoft Azure, ” said Michael Angiulo, CVP Microsoft Corp. 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.

Microsoft has announced the expansion of its cloud services in Europe and the Middle East. "This will accelerate new investments and job opportunities across the Middle East". The new cloud project suggests "hardly anyone" at Microsoft still talks about the company's German cloud, wrote WiWo. We strive to combine that knowledge with our cloud services to help public and private institutions scale to meet the tremendous economic growth and technological innovation in the country and across the region.

Microsoft's Swiss regions, as is the company's practice, will comprise at least two data centers each, and will be located in Geneva and Zurich. McAfee's vNSP's support of Azure customers will be available by the end of March and McAfee CWS, including support for Azure became available earlier this year.

Office 365 and Dynamics 365 also continue to expand the data residency options for customers with 17 geographies announced.

According to McAfee, as organisations migrate from data centres to the clod, they need to take measure to ensure their use of cloud providers, such as Microsoft Azure, is safeguarded.

Vanessa Coleman