Cloud operator OVHcloud opens its first Local Zone in Morocco

OVHcloud also plans to open Local Zones in South Africa, Kenya and Tunisia in 2025.

OVHcloud, the European leader in cloud computing is opening its first Local Zone on the African continent in Morocco.

OVHcloud is opening the zone in partnership with Maroc Datacenter, a specialist in the construction and operation of data centers in Morocco.

This strong partnership will also see Maroc Datacenter support OVHcloud to tailor its offerings in the Moroccan market.

“The launch of a Local Zone in Morocco will contribute to empowering Morocco’s digital ecosystem by offering innovative cloud platforms and provide public and private organisations with cloud services offering guarantees of data sovereignty and low latency. ” Abderrahmane Mounir, Chairman of Maroc Datacenter says.

‘’Today’s launch of the first Local Zone in Rabat is an important milestone in OVHcloud’s relationship with Morocco and confirms the Group’s ambition to extend its offering to organisations operating in Africa.” Caroline Comet-Fraigneau, Vice-President for France, Benelux, Africa and the Middle East at OVHcloud adds.

”From now on, companies and institutions will be able to take advantage of the Local Zones to rely on more secure, faster and more efficient services, facilitating the digital transformation of the Moroccan ecosystem before moving on to serve new locations on the continent. Known as one of the main technology hubs in Africa, Morocco is a strategic market for us, with specific features needs and high requirements, particularly in terms of data sovereignty.’’ Caroline adds.

Operations in the new zone are scheduled to begin in Rabat in the coming months.

As part of its global growth plan in the Cloud market, OVHcloud aims to open up to 150 Local Zones by 2026. In addition to the Local Zones previously opened in Brussels, Madrid, Marseille, Prague, Amsterdam, Zurich and Dallas, the new Local Zone in Rabat offers Moroccan customers new opportunities to access the Group’s Public Cloud services, with reduced latency and local data hosting.

OVHcloud also plans to open Local Zones in South Africa, Kenya and Tunisia in 2025.

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