Microsoft expands their cloud options in Europe and in the Middle East


The partnership means Microsoft's Azure customers can take advantage of WANdisco's Fusion continuous data replication technology across both on-premise and cloud environments for their on-demand data analytics and offsite disaster recovery implementations.

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".

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The integration of the Abu Dhabi and Dubai datacentres with Microsoft's global cloud infrastructure will connect regional businesses with global opportunities, help accelerate new investments and job opportunities and improve access to cloud services for people and organisations across the Middle East, the company said. In France, Microsoft Cloud is officially open with the general availability of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365.

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

Over the last three years, we've more than doubled the number of Azure regions available.

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As more data retention laws are signed, having local data centers strategically located throughout the world will become a strength of Microsoft's cloud services. With 50 regions coming online in the next few quarters, the company will be well-positioned for the additional growth that is expected in this segment. "WANdisco Fusion enables continuous data replication for Microsoft Azure and HDInsight customers who also want to maintain on-premise consistency at scale".