Microsoft will establish a new datacenter region in Israel in 2021. The Israel datacenter will start by offering customers Azure cloud services and followed later by Office 365 services. The new datacenter region will enable customers use Microsoft’s advanced technologies. Whiles adhering to data residency requirements to store data within Israel.
This will bring to six, the total number of Microsoft datacenters in the Middle East and Africa region. Increasing Microsoft’s global cloud infrastructure to 56 cloud regions. Israel and Qatar cloud regions planned to go live in 2021.
Offering Microsoft Azure and Office 365 from a datacenter region in Israel forms a key part of our investment, shares Michel van der Bel, President, Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa.
When I speak to customers across EMEA, it is clear that the power of the cloud is essential for their competitiveness. We have made significant infrastructure investments in the region. As infrastructure is an essential building block for the tech intensity that public sector entities and businesses need to embrace.
Microsoft believes startups in the country will benefit greatly from the local datacenter in tangent with its startup program.
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