Microsoft Corporation has now opened its sustainable data centre region in Sweden, with a presence in the towns Gävle, Sandviken and Staffanstorp. The data centre region is based on the best of the sustainability investments that Microsoft has been made in recent years, which means this data centre in Sweden is among Microsoft’s most advanced and sustainably designed data centres.
The Swedish data centre region is powered by 100 % renewable energy and supports zero-waste operations. It is the latest example of the investments Microsoft is making in Sweden, to help create new opportunities for innovation for both public sectors and private ones.
Critical to Microsoft is its continued investment in community development to support new economic opportunities in the regions in which it operates. To date, Microsoft has invested over $ 1.6 million in collaborations with 20 different organisations to advance projects focused on workforce development, innovation and entrepreneurship, digital skills and community inclusion.
Brad Smith, President of Microsoft, recently visited Stockholm to meet customers and partners, and discuss the vital role trust plays in ensuring the continued digital transformation of Sweden.
– As Swedish industries and enterprises look to adopt and innovate on Microsoft’s platform, our data centre investments build on our portfolio of products and services while meeting important data residency, security and compliance needs, says Smith.
Great demand for secure, scalable and local cloud services
All sizes of businesses and industries can now host their cloud workloads in Microsoft’s Swedish data centres. Swedish customers will also be able to benefit from the EU Data Boundary for the Microsoft Cloud, enabling customers to process and store their data in the EU. As of today, customers can, through Microsoft’s Swedish data centre, use Microsoft Azure, the ever-growing set of cloud services that include data processing, networks, databases, analytics, AI and the Internet of Things, as well as Microsoft 365, the worldwide productivity cloud offering the best productivity applications, integrated via cloud services, and delivered as part of an open platform for business processes.
Dynamics 365 and Power Platform will be available within a year, allowing customers to use the range of intelligent business applications to grow and evolve through predictive, AI-based insights to meet their customers’ needs. The Swedish data centre region also offers Azure Availability Zones, which are data centres in different geographical locations with independent electricity supply, networks and cooling for additional security against data centre errors and high availability.
News source: Microsoft. Read the article in Swedish here.