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DOHA: Microsoft has launched its first cloud data center region in Qatar in collaboration with the Qatari Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Qatar News Agency reported on Thursday.

The 55th region for Microsoft in the world will join the largest cloud infrastructure in the world, strengthening Qatar’s regional and global competitiveness and consolidating its digital transformation.

It will also stimulate local growth by supporting economic diversification, encouraging talent and attracting foreign investment.

The launch event, titled “Qatar Digital Journey to the Future”, brought together several ministers, senior public and private sector executives and Microsoft officials.

In a speech, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammed bin Ali Al-Mannai described the launch as an important step in transforming Qatar into a leading digital center in the Middle East and the world.

He said Qatar seeks to foster a legal environment that enhances the attractiveness of the sector.

The government has already passed a series of laws to encourage investment in the digital economy.

With the opening of the Microsoft Center, local and international businesses will be able to host their cloud data in Qatar, benefiting from high levels of reliability and performance.

Customers can now use Microsoft Azure to develop advanced applications in a secure cloud environment using artificial intelligence, data analytics, Internet of Things, and hybrid cloud capabilities.

Ralph Haupter, president of Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa, said customers in Qatar are using Microsoft’s cloud to innovate, achieve their goals and accomplish a lot with less effort.

Qatar’s first large-scale cloud data center will provide more opportunities to accelerate the digital transformation process, he said.

A number of agencies in Qatar are using Microsoft’s cloud data centers to build their digital capabilities, including MCIT through its national programs, the TASMU platform and the Qatar Digital Government, and the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Delivery. ‘legacy.

Al-Mannai said another global cloud data center will be launched in Qatar in the near future, enabling Qatar-based businesses, as well as private and government entities, to further enhance their services.