Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) is in the process of expanding its Microsoft Cloud data centers. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) recently announced setting up of new data centers in Africa aimed at expanding its cloud offerings. The new data centers are set to come up at Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa.
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has the largest number of cloud data centers around the world, addition of new South Africa data centers brings Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) cloud data centers to 40. In its decision to choose South Africa for its new data centres, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) said South Afria is a very diverse and dynamic and has been leading innovations in the region. New cloud data centers are set to help business transform and explore new opportunities, further enabeling business with tool to be competitive in this era of global dynamic markets.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) South Africa Data Centres will deliver a variety of services including Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365. These data centres would be backed by Microsoft Corporation enterprise-grade reliability and performance efficiency. South Africa data canters would be available from 2018.
Local startups and NGOs would be able to take advantage of the new venters to deliver their solution while seamlessly integrating and evolving with latest technologies.
Talking to reporters, Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) said “With cloud services ranging from intelligent collaboration to predictive analytics, the Microsoft Cloud delivered from Africa will enable developers to build new and innovative apps, customers to transform their businesses, and governments to better serve the needs of their citizens.” Currently business, enterprises in Africa are depending on cloud services from outside the continent.