While 2018 has certainly been a seesaw year for South African businesses, there have been significant – and very positive – developments on the IT and connectivity front.
Chief among them is the fulfilment of Microsoft’s intention to open two data centres in South Africa, which are scheduled to go live towards the end of this year. This will provide highly available, scalable and secure cloud services across Africa, with the option of data residency in SA.
According to Microsoft, the data centres will be used to augment the delivery of cloud services, including Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamic 365. These new Microsoft cloud regions will offer enterprise-grade reliability and performance – delivering a much-improved online experience for local businesses.