Microsoft Now to Open Data Centres in Abu Dhabi, Dubai

Microsoft Now to Open Data Centres in Abu Dhabi, Dubai

According to the Microsoft,  it revealed plans to deliver the intelligent, trusted Microsoft Cloud from its first data centres in the Middle East. The Microsoft Cloud, comprising Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365, will also offer enterprise-grade reliability and performance, combined with data residency.

Microsoft updates that its deep expertise in data protection, security and privacy, including the broadest set of compliance certifications in the industry, means customers in the region can accelerate their digital transformation knowing they have a trusted partner.

New Data Centre will adhere to Microsoft trusted cloud principles

Regional GM, Microsoft Gulf, Sayed Hashish said:

Driven by strong customer demand for cloud computing, local data centers were logical next step given the enormous opportunity that cloud presents. In areas like digital transformation and development of new intelligent services. Our ambition is for the Microsoft Cloud to form a strategic part of backbone for regional economic development.

Etisalat Digital, a business unit of Etisalat, is collaborating closely with Microsoft as a cloud solutions provider, offering integrated connectivity with Microsoft Express Route as well as private cloud services using Azure Stack. It is also providing consulting, migration and managed services to ensure the smooth transition of business customers to the cloud and sees tremendous potential from Microsoft intelligent cloud served from state of the art data centres.

Chief Business Officer, Etisalat, Salvador Anglada, said:

Our collaboration with Microsoft perfectly fits our existing capabilities and positions Etisalat Digital as the leading partner for our customer digital transformation journey. The strength of Microsoft cloud combined with Etisalat own advanced infrastructure and reliable connectivity will be instrumental in accelerating cloud adoption in the UAE and the Middle East.

Microsoft updates that, we works closely with technology partners throughout Middle East and Africa, facilitating training and increasing employability across many sectors. Approximately 4,000 start-ups have been supported through programs like Microsoft Virtual Academy, and Microsoft Cloud Society initiative is helping people in the region build marketable skills, readying them for the digital jobs of the future.

Although Governments, large organizations, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), as well as start-ups across all industries in the Gulf are making the most out of Microsoft cloud solutions, engaging customers, empowering employees, optimizing operations and transforming their products and services. The Emirates Group, Emaar Properties, Etihad Airways, Majid Al Futtaim, Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts, Landmark Group, Daman Insurance, RAK Ceramics, Imdaad, Gulf Air, Ooredoo, Viva, Kuwait Finance House and Dubai World Trade Center are few of the numerous leading organisations that have chosen the trusted Microsoft Cloud as part of their digital transformation journey, empowering them to evolve their business end-to-end and achieve more.

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