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Build hosting centers in South Africa

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      • Ben LewiesBen Lewies commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There are a lot of corporates and entrepreneurs waiting for this!

        It's time for Microsoft to put its money where its mouth is... and support development in Africa by hosting Azure locally in South Africa! This will also be of great service to bordering countries and beyond!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This really needs to happen. There is no enterprise-level cloud hosting platform in South Africa, yet there's a great demand for it. If Azure don't act soon, Amazon will eventually launch servers in SA and corner the market.

      • Paul MiddletonPaul Middleton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Adding my name to the list for data centres in Africa. We're currently hosting data here en premise in London. Our South African users are complaining of latency. Would love to put their data in azure but the best Azure option is Northern Europe...

      • CyberflakeCyberflake commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any feedback on the progress here? First prize is local connectivity, Second prize is Direct Circuits(Microsoft Azure Networking: ExpressRoute) via Partners. What's our options right now ?

      • Malcolm JackMalcolm Jack commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really pleased with the latest Azure updates with App Service. Now bring some data centers to Africa please!

      • ThierryThierry commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agree with everybody here. This is really not fair to mark this as completed...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        yes we work for one of largest local serach engine in nigeria and we have to host our applicatoin in north Europe zone which is 5000 kms away from nigeria so latency in very high , we need a datacenter in west africa

      • timtim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Why is this completed?!? There are no data centers here. This issue was not for azure to be commercially available. We would very much like to have some servers in the country so that we dont have to run around the world to server local clients. ... Please reopen this .. ******* man ...

      • Adrian Hope-BailieAdrian Hope-Bailie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We all know you can use Azure from South Africa but it's painfully slow due to the latency. Nobody here is going to take Azure seriously until we can host our Azure service in a data centre in SA or elsewhere in Africa

      • Beyers CronjeBeyers Cronje commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Guy Burstein, how can you even remotely mark this issue as Completed ? The suggestion is for hosting centers in South Africa, i.e. a data center hosted in South Africa. Go look at your map http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/regions/ , notice that large continent in the middle of the world map, do you see any Azure region dots on it? No! As mentioned by others, the latency to go from South Africa to the closest Azure region is just too high to host anything serious.

      • Tyler DoerksenTyler Doerksen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is not actually completed. The suggestion was for "hosting centers" in South Africa, not just commercial availability.

      • Geoffrey BallendenGeoffrey Ballenden commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How is this completed? I don't see a data center located in Africa never mind South Africa. The closest data center is half the planet away so the latency is huge. In order to host anything decent you need to be hosted on the same continent at least!

      • RiaanRiaan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, at the very least cloud services and storage in South Africa. This would be really helpful.

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