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Amazon expands in Cape Town, stepping up cloud rivalry with Microsoft

Updated : July 25, 2018 05:00 PM IST

The company is advertising dozens of jobs in Cape Town, which played a key role in the early development of its Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud-computing business.
AWS is the global leader in cloud computing with 32 percent of the market, versus 16 percent for second-placed Microsoft in the first quarter of 2018, according to research firm Canalys.
Despite its history on the continent, Amazon has yet to build a data centre in Africa. Microsoft, by contrast, announced last year that it was building two data centres in South Africa, one in Cape Town and one in Johannesburg, both due to launch later this year.
Amazon expands in Cape Town, stepping up cloud rivalry with Microsoft
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