Microsoft European Cloud Momentum Increases with Intent to Offer New Cloud Services from France

Satya Nadella, CEO and Brand Smith, President of Microsoft to Address Cloud Momentum and Policy during Microsoft Experiences at the Palais des Congrès

Microsoft Corp. announced their intent to expand the variety of Microsoft Cloud options already available to customers across Europe and the world by offering Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics 365 from multiple datacenters in France.  Initial availability is anticipated in 2017.

“The Microsoft Cloud, offered from datacenters in France, will offer the same enterprise grade performance and reliability Microsoft customers have come to expect across the globe, combined with data residency to further support the digital transformation of businesses and organizations in France,” explains Vahé Torossian, President of Microsoft France.

The Microsoft Cloud in France will join currently available services built on Microsoft’s Trusted Cloud principles of security, privacy, compliance, transparency, and availability to creates new opportunities for innovation, with the intent to spark local economic growth for Microsoft France’s 10,000-plus partners and support local technology advancement.

As part of the Microsoft mission to enable every person and organization to achieve more, the company continues to make Microsoft Cloud offerings more accessible to organizations around the world by increasing capacity and offering trusted cloud options to address the specific needs of customers.

Today, Microsoft offers customers across Europe a range of innovative regional Microsoft cloud services to transform their businesses, including services from regional hubs in Ireland and the Netherlands and recently announced generally available cloud services from datacenters in the United Kingdom and Germany. The new cloud regions in France will become part of one of the world’s largest cloud infrastructures powered by more than 100 datacenters in 40 countries backed by billions of dollars in investment since 1989. The Microsoft Cloud, including Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365, offers customers a trusted global infrastructure with 30 available, and 36 announced, datacenter regions – more than any other major cloud provider in Europe and globally. The Microsoft Cloud is an open, complete cloud, with the broadest set of compliance certifications and attestations in the industry. This announcement comes as Microsoft and the Renault-Nissan alliance have signed a global multi-year agreement to work together on the connected vehicle technologies new generation and on driving experiences new including advanced navigation, predictive maintenance, remote control of the functions of the vehicle, or updates in real time.

Tomorrow at Microsoft Experiences, the AccorHotels group will also discuss its digital transformation using Microsoft cloud services.

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