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Microsoft and Amazon Look to the Middle East

It’s a small but quickly growing market for public cloud services

Dubai Airports Co. uses Microsoft’s Azure cloud service for the Wi-Fi it offers travelers. But for most other applications, it spends a lot of money and uses precious square footage to run its own servers. The airport company is partly owned by the United Arab Emirates government, and local law requires data related to government entities to be stored in the country.

“We’d rather use that space and

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