Earlier this year, Microsoft made significant progress in bringing its Azure cloud solutions to the regions of South Africa.
In March, Cape Town and Johannesburg became two recently imbued South African locations of Azure data centers and the potential to host 112,000 new jobs over the next four years, largely due to that investment.
Just five months later, Microsoft is already taking advantage of its presence in South Africa to provide another of its cloud-based services in Office 365.  Office 365 delivered from local data centers in South Africa, help to our clients to enable the modern workplace and train their employees with real-time collaboration and cloud-based intelligence, maintaining the security, compliance and residence of customer data in the country. The incorporation of South Africa as a new geography for Office 365 increases secure cloud productivity service options combined with the residence of customer data in 16 geographies around the world along with three additional geographies also announced .
comply with regulatory requirements and avoid another lengthy judicial process, such as the case of Microsoft-Ireland, the company plans to keep the customer's central data "store only in the geography of its data center (Geo), in this case , the cloud data centers within South Africa. "
Microsoft has also invested in its first African Development Center (ADC) in Nairobi, Kenya and Lagos, Nigeria. The ADC has the task of being the hotbed of world-class African talents creating solutions at local and global levels.
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