U.S. software giant Microsoft recently opened Azure cloud data centers in South Africa and is now investing an additional $100 million in tech development hubs and job creation in two of the continent’s major cities.
The Azure data centers allow for the storing and accessing of data and software over the internet rather than a particular computer hard drive, with applications for Africans spanning across entrepreneurship, education, government and other fields.
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Microsoft was previously against providing original source code for redistribution and modification. The company has now embraced open source, with Azure making it possible for developers to build, deploy and manage business applications using cloud technology.
Azure has 54 point of presence locations worldwide, also known as Edge locations, as of August 2018.
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