Intelligent CIO Middle East recently published an article about Microsoft’s decision to launch two cloud data centers in the UAE. The publication reached out to Philip Schreiber, Entrust Security’s Regional Director, Middle East, Africa and South Asia, for his expert insights. Said Schreiber:
Microsoft opening its first cloud data centres in the Middle East, in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, comes at a time when enterprises are increasingly turning to cloud environments to help them save time and money.
The 2019 Middle East Encryption Trends Study shows that the vast majority of organisations in the Middle East (84%) are currently using cloud computing services or plan to do so in the next 12 to 24 months.
The use of encryption in the region is at an all-time high and 40% of respondents are leveraging hardware security modules (HSMs) for public cloud encryption to protect their sensitive information in environments such as Microsoft Azure.
Innovations such as Entrust’s Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) capability gives customers complete control over their encryption keys and confidence that their data is protected in the Microsoft cloud.