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Microsoft launches new sustainable datacenter region in Sweden next year

Microsoft | November 27, 2020

A year ago, Microsoft revealed its arrangements to extend its cloud reach in Sweden with manageability as their key target. Presently, more than one year later, the organization has affirmed that it's structure its first manageable datacentre district in Sweden in 2021 as a feature of the activities.

This speculation expands on Microsoft's current presence in the nation, which includes solid associations across various areas, for example, the energy, assembling, and retail enterprises. The activity includes building up three maintainable datacentres, which Microsoft says will zero in on conveying Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365 and Power Platform across Sweden. It ought to outfit nearby organizations with cutting edge network, information protection, just as security.

“Sweden has long been a leader on the global stage in many areas, including sustainability, innovation and gender equality. It is one of the places in the world where IT and tech have the greatest potential to create new opportunities for the individual, the organization and society. In this time of change, we invest in the digital infrastructure and our Swedish ecosystem to accelerate digital transformation that will empower public and private companies to innovate, providing a strong digital foundation for the country’s future growth,” said Hélène Barnekow, General Manager, Microsoft Sweden.

Alongside the launch of the new datacenter region, the company also plans to partner with 13 local organizations to provide digital skills training to around 150,000 Swedish citizens. The effort is a part of Microsoft’s long term goal to help 25 million people globally to improve their technical competence.

It is important to note that Microsoft Azure is already available in more than 140 countries worldwide with over 65 data center regions, making it the world’s largest cloud infrastructure.

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VIGORPOOL Introduces the Captain 1200, a New Generation of Smart Solar Generators

VIGORPOOL | June 09, 2022

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Scout Clean Energy Sells Persimmon Creek Wind Farm to Evergy

Scout Clean Energy | August 12, 2022

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Jabil Teams with SolarEdge to Advance Smart Energy Technology

Jabil | June 22, 2022

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