Qatar launches Microsoft’s first hyperscale cloud data center region

Qatar launches Microsoft’s first hyperscale cloud data center region
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Microsoft has partnered with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) to launch the first hyper-scale cloud data center region in Qatar.

Enhancing the global competitiveness of the region, customers can easily leverage Microsoft Azure to develop advanced applications using AI, data and analytics, IoT and hybrid capabilities with advanced digital security, and meet local and international policy requirements through 100 compliance offerings.

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

Ralph Haupter, President of Microsoft EMEA, explained: “Microsoft has more datacenter regions than any other cloud provider and today we are proud to deliver the first hyperscale cloud data center region to Qatar.

He added: “Customers are already leveraging our trusted cloud to innovate, achieve their business goals and do more with less. This will significantly amplify opportunities for even more transformation.”

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced also launched the National Skilling Program in partnership with MCIT, aiming to upskill over 50,000 people through digital skills acquisition programs over the next four years. To date, the program has benefited over 14,000 people.

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