The company has announced that they have made a decision to deliver the Microsoft cloud from their data center's located in Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. Microsoft is competing to expand into new areas with Amazon, who announced in September plans to open a cloud-data centre in Bahrain by early 2019.
The announcement blog post also announces that Microsoft Cloud in France has officially opened.
WANDisco has gained Microsoft One Commercial Partner Program co-sell status, which means it can now package its Fusion Live Data Platform with Microsoft's Azure cloud platform and tools. "This will accelerate new investments and job opportunities across the Middle East". 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.
Microsoft also plans to open two cloud sites in Switzerland, in the Geneva and Zurich regions, and will add two new locations in Germany.
In contrast to the Microsoft Cloud Deutschland, the company's two new cloud computing centres reportedly will be part of Microsoft's global cloud network, in an effort to target more worldwide companies, said WiWo.
Over the last three years, Microsoft has more than doubled the number of Azure regions available.
Microsoft Cloud customers now include some of the biggest corporate names in the region, including Emirates Group, Emaar Properties, Etihad Airways, Majid Al Futtaim, Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts, Landmark Group, Daman Insurance, RAK Ceramics, Imdaad, Gulf Air, Viva, Kuwait Finance House and Dubai World Trade Centre. As of today, Azure has more regions than any other cloud provider.