Microsoft Azure: Microsoft launches Azure cloud region in Sweden

Nov 18, 2021 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Microsoft has officially opened a new Azure cloud region in Sweden. The firm revealed that it has data centers in Sandviken, Gävle, and Staffanstorp. Microsoft first announced the region in November 2020 and it would be calling the combined Azure region Sweden Central. President of Microsoft, Brad Smith, said since Swedish enterprises and industries want to adopt and innovate on Microsoft’s platform, the company has decided to invest in data centers while focusing on security, data resiliency, and compliance needs.

Microsoft will be powering its Sweden region by 100 percent carbon-free energy. The company has also signed agreements for green energy with NTR, wpd, European Energy, Enlight Renewable Energy, bp, and Prime Capital. The Sweden facility will be cooled with outside air all through the year. In addition, the data center will also capture rain water which will be used to humidify the facilities.

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