Whether there will be a swing to the cloud or on-premise facilities will dominate will be discussed at DCD>Middle East, at Hyatt Regency Dubai on 27 November.

DCD> Middle East: Is cloud going to eventually overshadow the on-premise data center?
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The rise of digital transformation in the region is providing a wealth of new build opportunity

With digital transformation hitting the Middle East, the need for local data storage from core sectors including healthcare, government and public sectors has never been more in demand.

It therefore comes to no surprise that big tech companies including Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Alibaba Cloud and Oracle are currently building or planning their new builds for 2019; providing a boost in new investments and job opportunities in the region.

Is cloud the solution to future data congestion?

One of the companies which has made a splash in the region is Microsoft who are set to open their first data centers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in 2019. These data centers will offer customers a full cloud solution with Azure, Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365 capability.

These plans are exciting for the region as it is bound to ramp up the ability to connect regional business to the global market through a private, public or hybrid cloud capability.

DCD>Middle East will debate the challenges of relying on hyperscale in the region to support the future smart cities in the region. Senior executives joining the debate include Uptime Institute, Riyad Bank, Meraas, Gulftainer and Arab National Bank.