A number of local organisations have already started hooking up to Microsoft’s recently-launched Azure data centres.
One such company which has made the shift to the platform is JSE-listed Altron, which last week announced it has migrated its human resource information systems and payroll to Microsoft Azure.
Altron believes migrating its application data to the cloud will result in cost savings, improved efficiencies, data security and increased response time.
Last week, Microsoft announced the opening of two data centre regions in SA. The unveiling of the two cloud data centres – one in Johannesburg and another in Cape Town – was made by Microsoft SA’s newly-appointed MD, Lillian Barnard, at the company’s Johannesburg offices.
She said the data centres ensure world-class cloud infrastructure that will power emerging cloud, artificial intelligence and edge computing innovations across the continent.