Amazon Web Services will be physically present in Morocco through Orange

Amazon Web Services will be physically present in Morocco through Orange
Amazon Web Services will be physically present in Morocco through Orange
Moroccan companies that accept that their data are hosted abroad and pay in foreign currency to access the services of global giants of Cloud are numerous. They will soon no longer be obliged to do so.

This Wednesday, May 29 at Marrakeshduring the second edition of Gitex Africa 2024, Orange Morocco signed a strategic partnership with the world leader in Cloud Computing, Amazon Web Services (AWS). “A first in Morocco and North Africa”, according to the telecoms operator.

The territoriality of data is at the heart of this partnership. Concretely, AWS services will be physically present in Morocco within the Data centers of Orange, thus guaranteeing public and private users security, compliance and control of their data.

In detail, users will benefit from:

– Ultra-Low Latency: AWS Wavelength integrates AWS compute and storage services directly into telecommunications networks at the edge. This allows developers to create applications requiring ultra-low latency, deploying them closer to end users, improving the performance of mission-critical applications.

– Data residency: By ensuring that data remains located in Morocco, the partnership ensures compliance with local legislation regarding data residency. This strengthens legal security under Moroccan laws and establishes a reliable digital ecosystem.

– A Complete Cloud ecosystem: Orange Morocco brings the entire AWS ecosystem to Morocco, offering public administrations and local businesses access to a large catalog of AWS services. These services cover various areas such as computing, storage, databases, artificial intelligence, and Internet of Things (IoT), among others.

– Local billing in Dirhams (DHS): AWS services provided by Orange Maroc are billed in Moroccan dirhams, thus simplifying cost management and offering a practical local billing solution.

“This deployment will accelerate the development of sectors such as finance, health, as well as augmented and virtual reality applications. Migrating to the cloud also allows businesses and public administrations to reduce IT infrastructure costs and improve operational efficiency. This collaboration will also strengthen the local digital ecosystem, by promoting innovation and supporting the growth of emerging companies and start-ups through simplified access to Cloud resources and development tools,” underlines Orange Maroc.

Note that the Cloud market in Morocco is among the most dynamic markets on the continent, with a significant annual growth forecast bringing its economic weight to 7 billion dirhams by 2027, according to the results of the first sectoral monograph dedicated to Datacenter sector published by the Competition Council in September 2023.

“Morocco is a dynamic market where digital transformation is progressing at high speed. As a player committed to supporting the digital transformation of the Kingdom, Orange Morocco is proud to join forces today with the world leader in Cloud solutions, Amazon Web Services. This collaboration promises to open up new opportunities for innovation and growth for both the public and private sectors,” says Hendrik KasteelGeneral Manager Orange Morocco.



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