That followed a few quarters of slower investment as Microsoft filled data centers it had already built. Microsoft has deep expertise protecting data and empowering customers around the globe to meet extensive security and privacy requirements, including offering the broadest set of compliance certifications and attestations in the industry.
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". All told, Microsoft says it will be launching its first data centers in Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) while also expanding its cloud offering in Germany. The data centers would be Microsoft's first in the region, making the US tech giant the latest cloud service provider to invest in the digital infrastructure in the Arab world. However, it will also offer resilient cloud services to the reliable companies. "In areas like digital transformation, and the development of new intelligent services, our ambition is for the Microsoft Cloud to form a strategic part of the backbone for regional economic development".
As fast as the network connections are between modern cloud data centers, customers will see much better performance from regions close to their customers or employees.
RIP, iPhone dongles? Apple approves Lightning-to-3.5mm cable spec
Besides designing new logos, the company has approved accessory makers to create headphone jack to Lightning adapter dongles. Companies are now able to include and build USB-C ports on their products which will be on Apple's certified for iOS list.
In France, the Microsoft Cloud is now open to thousands of customers, partners and ISVs with today's general availability of both Azure and Office 365. "Our work with HCL has been centered around building solutions that will drive significant value and help our customers transition to the cloud", said Michael Angiulo, CVP - Microsoft Corp.
Microsoft announced on Wednesday it will open two new data centres in the UAE, marking its first such foray into a growing market for cloud services in the Middle East. The new announcement expands Azure regions to 50 regions across the globe, which includes plans for 12 new regions.