Microsoft to invest $1 billion in Poland, including new datacenter
Microsoft's investment in Poland centers around a new Microsoft datacenter.
What you need to know
- Microsoft will invest $1 billion in a plan to transform the "Polish Digital Valley."
- The plan centers around a new Microsoft datacenter.
- Microsoft will focus on educating people in the technology sector.
Microsoft announced a plan to invest $1billion in the "Polish Digital Valley" today. The plan focuses on opening a new Microsoft datacenter. The datacenter and rest of the plan will help startups, entrepreneurs, enterprises, and the Polish government access enterprise-grade cloud services. The plan covers the next seven years and focuses on teaching local people how to fully utilize the cloud. Microsoft announced its plans in a recent news post (opens in new tab).
Microsoft will work with an estimated 150,000 people, including IT professionals, educators, and students to help transform organizations with technology. The development program will use e-learning programs, workshops, and hackathons to develop people's skills. Some areas that will be covered include the Internet of Things, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
Mateusz Morawiecki, prime minister of Poland, expressed the importance of Microsoft's investment:
Part of Microsoft's investment is a partnership with Chmura Krajowa. Mark Loughran, general manager, Microsoft Poland, discussed that partnership and how Poland can evolve in the technology sector:
With the addition of the upcoming Microsoft cloud datacenter, Microsoft has announced 59 supported cloud regions. Microsoft Azure is now available in 140 countries.
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