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Microsoft is right not to rush the launch of two Azure data centres in South Africa, because if problems crop up it could tarnish the company’s reputation among local customers, according to International Data Corp.
Microsoft has missed a self-imposed deadline to launch two Azure cloud data centres in South Africa, one in Johannesburg and the other in Cape Town. But the company has promised they’re coming this year.
Chinese technology giant Huawei has revealed its plans to create a cloud region in South Africa. It will launch the offering commercially before the end of the year.
Chinese ICT giant Huawei will build a data centre facility in Johannesburg to provide public cloud services, becoming the latest multinational after Microsoft and Amazon.com to unveil such plans.
Just months before Microsoft is due to open two Azure data centres in South Africa, the world’s largest cloud provider, Amazon Web Services, has announced it will also open data centre facilities in the country.