Microsoft Azure: Microsoft plans new data center in South Africa

Feb 10, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Microsoft, this week revealed plans to build a new data center campus in Centurion, South Africa.

“Still in the early phases of development, Microsoft aims to build out its cloud infrastructure in new areas of South Africa to meet growing demand from public sector and private organizations for cloud and AI services and solutions in Africa,” the company told local press. “We look forward to working with the municipality, local organizations, and the residents of Kosmosdal as we develop our data center plans in a sustainable way.”

The company is yet to share further details related to this project. However, Microsoft said, “This data center campus represents the next step in Microsoft’s commitment to enabling and accelerating the pace of digital transformation in South Africa, and Africa, in an inclusive, trusted, and responsible manner.”

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