Microsoft Cloud will have two new datacenters in Norway

microsoft-cloud-for-enterprisesSoftware supplier Microsoft said it will be delivering Microsoft Cloud services from two new datacenters in Norway from 2019.

These data centers will be in the greater Stavanger region and the other in Oslo, Microsoft which is under pressure to set up local data centers.

The Microsoft Cloud, comprising Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365, will offer more reliability and performance with data residency from new datacenter locations, said the software giant.

Microsoft said Azure Cloud platform will be available in late 2019 from these data centers in Europe. The US-based software company said Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics 365 will be available later.

“Over a billion customers trust the intelligent Microsoft Cloud to provide a platform to help transform their businesses,” said Jason Zander, executive vice president, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft.

Equinor, an international energy company, has selected the Microsoft Cloud in Norway to enable its digital transformation.

“By bringing these new datacenters online in Norway, we will pave the way for growth and transformation of many other businesses and organizations — enterprises, government bodies, or 200,000 small and medium-size businesses in Norway,” Kimberly Lein-Mathisen, general manager, Microsoft Norway, said.

Microsoft said the number of Azure regions available has more than doubled over the past three years. Azure has more regions than any other cloud provider with 52 regions announced across the globe.

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