Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has recently revealed that it will be taking advantage of its cloud-computing momentum in Europe, starting with its Microsoft France data centers.
So far, the company has already invested more than $3 billion in Europe with its cloud-computing capacity in the region having grown more than 100% in the past year.
Beginning next year, Microsoft France will already deliver cloud data, which include those from Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Dynamics 365, and Microsoft Office 365, across Europe directly from local data centers. This will enable the company meet regulatory standards as far as the European mandate is concerned.
— Microsoft Germany (@MicrosoftDE) October 5, 2016
Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, has boasted that the company is deeply committed to its cloud prospects as the demand in Europe continues to heighten. He has guaranteed that the software giant is continuously developing facilities to handle such massive demand.
“Building a global, trusted, intelligent cloud platform is core to our mission to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more,” reiterated Nadella.
Currently, Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365 are offered in the UK from local data centers. Early next year, these platforms will be available in Germany from local data centers as well.
In Germany, the availability of data from local centers will feature a first-of-its-kind European model. With it, customer data access is managed by a data trustee.
Furthermore, Microsoft will continue to expand its data centers in Ireland and Netherlands. Presently, the Microsoft Cloud product portfolio is offered in Europe from 30 data center hubs.
Notable clients include the Ministry of Defense for the UK, which has roughly 250,000 employees who will use Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365 as part of the government’s cloud shift; and the Renault-Nissan Alliance, which will power next-generation vehicles with Microsoft Azure.
Stay tuned to find out more about the plans of Microsoft France, Microsoft Germany, Microsoft Ireland, Microsoft Netherlands, and Microsoft UK.
Late Wednesday morning, Microsoft is trading at $57.80.
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