Microsoft’s investment in cloud technology continues to grow,media reported, and the company announced today that it will launch a new data center area in Israel. This will make Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure available in 56 cloud regions in 21 countries around the world, with the company investing in countries such as Germany and Switzerland last year.
It is reported that the Israel Cloud Data Center region will be launched in 2021, and Azure will be the region’s first cloud services. Soon, Microsoft will also offer Office 365 services in this new region.
Michel van der Bel, president of Microsoft Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), said: “When I spoke to customers around EMEA, it was clear that cloud power was critical to their competitiveness (…). We have already made significant infrastructure investments in the region, and with the announcement, our planned Area of Israel will join a growing number of EMEA markets, including Germany, Norway, South Africa and Switzerland. Providing Microsoft Azure and Office 365 from the Israel Data Center region is a key component of our investment and engagement in the start-up country, as infrastructure is an important part of the technical intensity that public sector entities and businesses need to embrace. “