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Microsoft launches first global data center region in Qatar

The new cloud data center will provide new opportunities for businesses of all sizes and industries

Microsoft launches first global data center region in Qatar
[Source photo: Anvita Gupta/Fast Company Middle East]

In response to Qatar’s growing demand for high-performance computing and resilient cloud services, Microsoft partnered with the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) to launch its first hyper-scale data center region.

The new data center allows businesses of all sizes and industries, including MCIT and the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, to host their cloud workloads in Microsoft Qatar’s data center, availing enterprise-grade ready reliability and performance.

“The launch of the data center is considered an important milestone in transforming the State of Qatar into an advanced and pioneering digital center in the Middle East and the world. This journey was inspired by the Qatar National Vision 2030, which aims to establish a diversified and competitive national economy,” said Mohammed bin Ali Al Mannai, Minister of Communications and Information Technology.

Customers can leverage Microsoft Azure to develop advanced applications using AI, data and analytics, IoT and hybrid capabilities with advanced digital security, and Microsoft 365, which delivers productivity apps through cloud services.

Earlier this year, Microsoft, in collaboration with the MCIT, launched the National Skilling Program to upskill over 50,000 people in Qatar. 

“We are proud to deliver the first hyper-scale cloud data center region to Qatar. This development will increase opportunities for organizations of all sizes and across all sectors to leverage our trusted cloud to innovate, better serve their customers and achieve their business goals – ultimately supporting continued economic growth that benefits all residents,” said Ralph Haupter, President of Microsoft EMEA.

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