Microsoft reportedly opening two new data centers in Germany

The skyline of Abu Dhabi UAE

Microsoft is continuing to expand Azure's footprint with commitments to open new datacenter regions in Germany, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. According to Reuters, citing reports in German publications WirtschaftsWoche and Handelsblatt, the cost of the two cloud data centers will run more than €100 million (about $123 million).

Microsoft previously entered the cloud market in in Germany with the launch of the Microsoft Cloud Deutschland with Deutsche Telekom in late 2016. Opening data centers in Germany would allow Microsoft customers to benefit from the country's strict privacy laws with their data stored in the cloud. Microsoft did not specifically comment on the new German data centers but pointed to those partnerships, telling Reuters the company is happy for offering both German and worldwide cloud services. "We give customers the choice", the spokesperson said.

Microsoft will follow Amazon Web Services in committing to a data center presence in the Middle East. AWS announced plans for a Bahrain data center last year, which it expects to bring online early next year.

In contrast to the Microsoft Cloud Deutschland, the company's two new cloud computing centres reportedly will be part of Microsoft's global cloud network, in an effort to target more worldwide companies, said WiWo.

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