Cloud operator OVHcloud opens its first Local Zone in Morocco

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

OVHcloud opens the zone in collaboration with Maroc Datacenter, a specialist in the construction and operation of data centers in Morocco.

Thanks to this strong partnership, Maroc Datacenter will also support OVHcloud in tailoring its offering to the Moroccan market.

“The launch of a Local Zone in Morocco will contribute to strengthening Morocco’s digital ecosystem by offering innovative cloud platforms and providing public and private organizations with cloud services that guarantee data sovereignty and low latency. says Abderrahmane Mounir, chairman of Maroc Datacenter.

“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 expand its offering to organizations active in Africa.” Caroline Comet- Fraigneau, Vice President for France, Benelux, Africa and the Middle East at OVHcloud, added.

“From now on, companies and institutions will be able to take advantage of the Local Zones to rely on safer, faster and more efficient services, facilitating the digital transformation of the Moroccan ecosystem before serving new locations on the continent. Morocco is known as one of the most important technology centers in Africa a strategic market for us, with specific needs and high demands, especially in the field of data sovereignty.” Caroline adds.

Operations in the new zone in Rabat will start 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 Zones Zone in Rabat will offer 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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