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Back in 2017, Microsoft first announced its plans to open datacenters in Africa to deliver Microsoft Cloud services. Microsoft was planning to deliver Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365 from datacenters located in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Today, Microsoft announced the opening of these datacenters and the general availability of Microsoft Azure from these new cloud regions. With this launch, Microsoft has become the first global cloud provider to deliver cloud services from datacenters on the African continent.