Microsoft brings Azure to Africa with two South African data centres


By Fundisiwe Maseko | IT News Africa May 19, 2017

Microsoft has announced that it will deploy two hyperscale data centres in Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa.

Speaking at the final day of the VeeamON 2017 annual customer and partner conference, Mark Russinovich, CTO Microsoft Azure said, “Up until yesterday, we had 30 regions from around the world and 34 operational, this morning we announced two more in South Africa, we are the first public cloud in Africa. This brings our regions up to 40. We are reaching the global workforce, the global marketplace, global businesses and being able to take Azure to it is needed”.

During the final presentation, Microsoft together with Veeam announced some of their solutions that aim to help businesses deliver a digital life experience to users. Some of these solutions include Veeam Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure which combines capabilities of Veeam Direct Restore, Veeam PN simplify and automate disaster recovery in Azure

“Digital transformation is something that businesses are going to take time to do. There’s going to be certain parts of businesses that will need to transform and other parts that need to continue to operate the way there are other parts of the business will move into the cloud,” said Russinovich.

“Microsoft is committed to being a great partner for that journey that businesses are making,” she added.

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