Back in 2019, Microsoft announced that it will build some of its most advanced datacenters to date in Sweden. Microsoft today announced that it will launch sustainable datacenter region in Sweden in 2021 with presence in Gävle Sandviken and Staffanstorp.
“Building on Microsoft’s 35-year history in Sweden and strong partnerships across the energy, manufacturing and retail sectors, we are looking forward to delivering the Microsoft Cloud from this new datacenter region in 2021. We believe that digital transformation should always be both inclusive and sustainable. As such, we will provide digital skills training for up to 150,000 citizens, to help support their employability and empower them to take advantage of the opportunities that this investment brings to Sweden. It’s a game-changer that the new cloud region will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy, thanks to our partnerships with Vattenfall and a world-class sustainable design,” said Jean-Philippe Courtois, Executive Vice President and President, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations.
The upcoming Microsoft Cloud region in Sweden will serve Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365 and Power Platform. This new region will also deliver Availability Zones.
With the availability of the Sweden datacenter region, customers can now store data at rest in Sweden and comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).