Tech giant Microsoft announced the launch of its newest sustainable datacenter region in Sweden. It’s new data centres in Sweden are open for business with Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 available today, delivering advanced data security, privacy and the ability to store data in the country.
The new datacenter region is said to bring the best of Microsoft’s sustainability investments, powering the datacenter with 100% carbon-free energy and supporting zero-waste operations, underscoring the company’s ongoing investment to help create new long-term opportunities across both commercial and public sectors in Sweden.
To date, Microsoft’s community investments in Sweden total more than $1.6 million (U.S.), in partnership with 20 organisations to advance projects focused on workforce development, innovation and entrepreneurship, digital skills and community inclusion.
Observing that Swedish customers across industries, including Combitech, Handelsbanken, PostNord and Sandvik Coromant are already using Microsoft’s cloud services, Handelsbanken, one of Sweden’s largest banks, is leveraging Microsoft cloud services to modernise critical business applications.
“Our Swedish data centres are among the most sustainably designed and operated in the world,” commented Hélène Barnekow, general manager of Microsoft Sweden.
“This is an important launch for Sweden and Europe, as I am of the firm conviction that new tech innovation is the most important enabler for the world to reach the global sustainability targets. By moving to the cloud, we create new opportunities to accelerate the transformation to a more sustainable future – together.”
On December 8, Microsoft Sweden announced to host customers and partners in a Sustainable Business Transformation event.