Microsoft launches the first cloud datacenter regions in the Middle East

Microsoft this month launched the first cloud datacenter regions in the Middle East, located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Dynamics 365 and Power Platform are anticipated to be available from the cloud regions in UAE by the end of 2019. today, Azure and Office 365 are already available.

According to Microsoft, the opening of the new cloud regions in Abu Dhabi and Dubai marks the first time Microsoft will deliver cloud services directly from datacenter locations in UAE and expands upon Microsoft’s existing investments in the Gulf and the wider Middle East region.

Microsoft says the International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that cloud services could bring more than half a million jobs to the Middle East, including the potential of more than 55,000 new jobs in UAE, between 2017 and 2022.