Microsoft will soon open its first two data centers in Africa
#Microsoft today announced that it will soon open two #datacenter regions for its cloud-based services in Johannesburg and Cape Town South Africa. This marks Microsoft’s first data center expansion into Africa, and the plan is to get these new regions online in 2018. Like most of its other data centers around the world, these new regions will offer both #Azure ’s suite of #cloudcomputing tools for developers as well as productivity tools like #Office365 and #Dynamics365. With no data centers in the region, developers and other Microsoft customers currently have to connect to data centers in Europe and accept the increased latency that entails.