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Technology & IT | Friday 20 March, 2020 3:01 am |

Microsoft launches FastTrack for Azure in UAE, to accelerate cloud journeys across all sectors

Microsoft today announced its ‘FastTrack for Azure’ programme that will enable enterprises across the UAE to further accelerate their digital transformation journeys by migrating to the cloud.

“We’re excited to bring our global FastTrack for Azure program to UAE organizations and supercharge their cloud journeys, hence contributing to the country’s global competitiveness.” said Necip Ozyucel, Cloud and Enterprise Group Lead, Microsoft UAE. Now our customers can bring their innovations to market with agility, and compete well in the new global digital economy by leveraging the intelligent cloud – and better engage customers, empower employees, optimise operations and reinvent products and services.”

FastTrack for Azure is a customer success program that enables the rapid, effective design and deployment of cloud solutions. With tailored guidance from Microsoft’s Azure engineers, customers will now be able to migrate to the intelligent cloud with agility and ease, receiving support for Windows Server, SQL Server and SAP, as well as the modernisation of enterprise apps and the delivery of advanced data analytics. The move comes in less than a year after Microsoft launched two datacenters in the UAE, one in Abu Dhabi and one in Dubai, to serve the Middle East market’s increasing appetite for digital transformation.

Many UAE enterprises, across sectors, have already begun taken advantage of FastTrack for Azure. These include Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport, Al Yahsat- A Mubadala company, Department of Culture and Tourism, Dubai Tourism, Dubai South among others.  

The availability of FastTrack for Azure in the UAE signals Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to the economic growth of the country. The Microsoft intelligent cloud has been at the heart of the company’s efforts to form numerous partnerships with private and public bodies to boost skilling and job creation, enhance healthcare, education and public safety, and drive societal change, in line with the long-term vision of government leaders.

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