Global Infrastructure

We would love to hear your feedback! Take a few minutes to submit your idea or vote up an existing idea regarding Availability Zones. The Azure engineering team monitors and reviews the feedback that you share in these forums. By suggesting or voting for ideas here, the Azure team may contact you about your requests and when they are released.

Note: This site is only for feature suggestions and ideas. If you have technical questions, please reference the Availability Zones documentation.

  1. Why no datacenters in Middle East and Africa?

    Hi Microsoft,
    I can’t help thinking that Microsoft is pursuing some sort of imperialist western agenda with the deployment of its worldwide Azure Datacenters! As an independent software developer based here in Dubai with clients right across Africa, The Middle East and the Sub-continent we currently have the choice of hosting in Western Europe (Amsterdam) which is between 6500km and 8000km away from our clients, or South East Asia (Singapore) 5000 to 11000kms away.
    Guys it is time to realize that there is 2/5's of the world’s population nearby - let’s see something proactive in terms of datacenter deployment, and…

    83 votes
    Sign in
    Sign in with: Microsoft
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    17 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    planned  ·  Tony Lanera responded

    Microsoft is expanding on its existing investments in Africa by delivering Microsoft Cloud Services including Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365 directly from Datacenters located in Johannesburg and Cape Town South Africa. Initial availability is expected in 2018.

    Stay tuned for more updates here

  • Don't see your idea?

Global Infrastructure


Feedback and Knowledge Base