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Microsoft’s Most Sustainable Azure Region Datacenter to Open in Sweden in 2021

A year after confirming Sweden will get a sustainable Azure Datacenter, Microsoft says the location will open in 2021.


A year ago, revealed it had chosen Sweden as a new Azure location. A major reason for this choice was to build a sustainable data location, the greenest Microsoft had ever made. Today, the company announced the sustainable Azure datacenter region will be complete in Sweden in 2021.

One of Microsoft's most advanced datacenters ever, the new location will be in Gävle Sandviken and Staffanstorp.

“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 from this new datacenter region in 2021. We believe that digital transformation should always be both inclusive and sustainable. As such, 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.

“It's a game-changer that the new cloud region will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy, thanks to our partnerships with Vattenfall and a world-class sustainable design,” said Jean-Philippe Courtois, Executive Vice President and President, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations.

Sustainable Native Storage

The datacenter will be used to handle , , Power Platform services, and cloud infrastructure. As with other Azure regions, the datacenter will allow Azure customers in the local market (Sweden) to access and store data.

Importantly, providing an in-market data storage solution allows organizations to comply with the European Union's General Data Protection (GDPR).

Data centers in Sweden continue Microsoft's expansion in Europe. New builds are also happening in Norway and Switzerland, joining existing centers in Austrian, Finland, Germany, Ireland, France, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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