Microsoft opens two more datacentre regions in the Middle East

23 June 2019

For the first time, Microsoft cloud services are now being delivered from datacentres in the Middle East, with the general availability of two new cloud regions in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. They join the recently unveiled cloud regions in Johannesburg and Cape Town, bolstering Microsoft’s investment in digital transformation and economic growth across the Middle East and Africa (MEA).


These new facilities join one of the largest and most secure cloud infrastructures in the world, already serving more than a billion customers and 20 million businesses. Through this global network, organisations can access a range of global cloud services from basic computing, to AI and machine learning.


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.


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