In France, new datacentres in Paris and Marseille mark Microsoft's commitment to the region, opening the Microsoft Cloud to thousands of customers, partners and ISVs, with the general availability of both Azure and Office 365 providing empowering opportunities for countless organisations. By adopting the Microsoft Cloud, they will reap the benefits of greater scalability, improved agility, and the opportunity to develop new cloud-based solutions while remaining competitive. Microsoft said this is a first for an worldwide cloud provider to have a local site in Switzerland, and the move follows consultation with local financial service providers about their needs.
Although Microsoft does not reveal earnings by region, past year it reported that the Middle East and Africa is one of the fastest growing regions in the world for its cloud computing business. In addition, the general availability of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 in France has also been announced. Its Azure cloud is now in 42 regions globally. With each data center costing upwards of a billion dollars, this isn't a small investment and considering that the company's cloud services are driving the largest growth on the balance sheet, it's obvious why the company is bringing these new regions online. Each datacenter geography, or geo, delivers a consistent experience, backed by robust policies, controls and systems to help keep data safe and help comply with local and regional regulations.
Gophers women's basketball gets a 10 seed in NCAAs
The same goes for Thomas, Alix and the No. 3 seed Seminoles, who would cross paths with Wilson's Gamecocks in the Sweet 16. The women's NCAA Tournament field of 64 teams has been revealed, meaning it's time to fill out those brackets.
Apple's 2018 WWDC event starts June 4th
The regular price for attendees is $1,599, and Apple will notify those lucky enough to be selected for one by March 23 at 5pm PT. In previous years, the company held the conference in San Francisco at the Moscone West Convention Center.
Coutinho: Neymar's return to Barcelona 'would be awesome'
It comes amid reports that the striker is considering a swift exit from Paris following his world record transfer last summer. Brazil need him fit and in form in time for the start of the World Cup in Russian Federation on June 14.