Microsoft gets green light from Qatar for global data centre: QNA

Microsoft gets green light from Qatar for global data centre: QNA

Qatar's cabinet approved the establishment of a Microsoft global data centre in the small Gulf country, state news agency QNA reported on Wednesday.

Silhouettes of laptop users are seen next to a screen projection of Microsoft logo in this picture
Silhouettes of laptop users are seen next to a screen projection of Microsoft logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

DUBAI: Qatar's cabinet approved the establishment of a Microsoft global data centre in the small Gulf country, state news agency QNA reported on Wednesday.

Azure, Microsoft's cloud platform, announced plans to expand into the Middle East for the first time last year by setting up data centres in the neighbouring United Arab Emirates.

(Reporting by Hadeel Al Sayegh; Writing by Katie Paul; Editing by Jan Harvey)

Source: Reuters

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