Microsoft opens first datacenters in Africa with general availability of Microsoft Azure

Microsoft has has announced the opening of its first datacenters at two locations in Africa: Cape Town and Johannesburg , South Africa. The new datacenters on the continent will make Microsoft Azure cloud services available to benefit organizations with increased computing sources and connectivity.

The new cloud regions in South Africa will ensure that Africa is fully connected to Microsoft’s global cloud infrastructure which will increase business opportunities, help accelerate new global investment, and improve access to cloud and Internet services across Africa.