Microsoft has announced its plans to expand their cloud data center capacity in Europe. At a company event in Dublin, Ireland, CEO Satya Nadella announced that the company is building out its data centers as “a global hyper-scale cloud.”
Microsoft is reported to have over 30 regions across the globe. Its next big push will be to open multiple cloud data centers in France, beginning next year. So far, Microsoft has invested about $3 billion in building cloud data centers in Europe.
The company has doubled its European data center capacity over the past year with new data centers in England and Germany and expansions in Ireland, Holland, Austria and Finland. The U.K. and Germany data centers both have Azure services locally, while the U.K. has Office 365.
Microsoft stated :
The collective investments … enable Microsoft to meet anticipated customer demand in Europe and offer European customers greater ability to digitally transform their organizations through the cloud by meeting their security and compliance needs while understanding where their data resides.