Microsoft plans to open its world-class, sustainable datacenter region in 2021 with 100 percent renewable energy, continue investing in local communities and skilling for up to 150,000 Swedes. Microsoft data center plan in Sweden will enable Swedish businesses to empower employees, engage customers, transform products and optimize operations. The new cloud region will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy.
A strong digital foundation
Sweden has great IT and tech potential to create new opportunities for the individual, the organization, and society. According to the announcement, Microsoft’s community investments in Sweden total more than $1.25 million (U.S.) in partnership with 13 organizations to advance STEM programs focused on youth, skilling and culture. Microsoft partnered with Vattenfall for a world-class sustainable design.
Jean-Philippe Courtois, Executive Vice President and President, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations, said,
“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 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.”
“They invest in the digital infrastructure and our Swedish ecosystem to accelerate the digital transformation that will empower public and private companies to innovate, providing a strong digital foundation for the country’s future growth,” according to Hélène Barnekow, General Manager, Microsoft Sweden.
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