Microsoft to open its first cloud datacenter region in Taiwan

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Microsoft today announced that it will open its first cloud datacenter region in Taiwan to deliver Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365 and Power Platform services to customers in Taiwan. Organizations’ can store data at rest in Taiwan and over 90 compliance certifications to meet a broad range of industry and regulatory entity standards.

“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,” said Jean-Phillippe Courtois, Executive Vice President and President, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations.

Apart from the new datacenter region news, Microsoft announced the following:

  • Microsoft will provide digital skilling for over 200,000 people in Taiwan by 2024.
  • Microsoft will grow its Taiwan Azure Hardware Systems and Infrastructure engineering group, which will establish Microsoft Taiwan as a hub in Asia for innovation in designing and building advanced cloud software and hardware infrastructure spanning AI, IoT and edge solutions.

Source: Microsoft

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