Microsoft Announces Plans for Cloud Datacenter Region in Israel
The new cloud region in Israel, set to launch in 2021, will be the company’s 56th region in the world
Adi Pick | 12:00 22.01.2020
Microsoft plans to establish its first cloud region in Israel, Microsoft announced Wednesday. The Israel cloud region, set to launch in 2021, will be the company’s 56th region in the world. Microsoft’s set of cloud services offers computing, networking, databases, analytics, and internet-of-things (IoT) services. Microsoft’s cloud serves more than 1 billion customers and 20 million businesses, according to the company’s statement. Israeli customers of its cloud services include Nasdaq-listed network and cloud security provider Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. and Israeli defense contractor Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. Assaf Rappaport has stepped down as Microsoft's head of research and development in Israel. In July, Microsoft named Ronit Atad as the general manager of Microsoft Israel.