Microsoft establishes its first cloud data center region in Taiwan as a part of its “Reimagine Taiwan” initiative. It will be a significant investment in local talent and development with the aim of providing digital skilling for over 200,000 people in Taiwan by 2024. The new investment adds to Microsoft’s significant and recent investments in Taiwan, including the IoT Innovation Center, AI Research and Development Center, Startup Accelerator, and the IoT Center of Excellence.
30,000 news jobs in Taiwan
According to a recent IDC study, over the next four years, Microsoft, its ecosystem and cloud customers together with will generate more than $10 billion in new revenue and will add over 30,000 jobs to the Taiwan economy.
Jean-Phillippe Courtois, Executive Vice President and President, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations, said,
“Technology has a critical role to play in supporting economic recovery and opportunity everywhere. Microsoft is committed to fostering local innovation to support digital transformation across the public and private sectors in Taiwan. Our new investment in Taiwan reflects our faith in its strong heritage of hardware and software integration. With Taiwan’s expertise in hardware manufacturing and the new datacenter region, we look forward to greater transformation, advancing what is possible with 5G, AI and IoT capabilities spanning the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge.”
With storing data at rest in Taiwan and over 90 compliance certifications, Microsoft will help customers in Taiwan to meet a broad range of industry and regulatory entity standards.
“Building a world-class, enterprise-grade cloud marks an important step toward the digitalization of Taiwan’s key industries. Microsoft is committed to fuelling innovation and economic growth in Taiwan as it transforms into the next Asian technology hub,” according to Ken Sun, General Manager of Microsoft Taiwan.