Microsoft Investing In The Potential to Accelerate Innovation Through Italian Datacentre

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

As per reports, Microsoft (MSFT)  is scheduled to launch its first datacentre region in Italy under a $1.5 billion investment plan, expanding its cloud computing services to more locations across the world. The new datacentre region to be based in the Milan area, in addition to other Microsoft’s other 60 regions announced globally.

In Italy, Microsoft introduces access to local cloud services and launch digital skilling and smart-working and artificial intelligence programs for small and medium enterprises under a five-year plan. The company also is expanding its technology partnership with state-controlled postal operator Poste Italiane, in order to accelerate its digital transformation.

Microsoft’s head of global sales, marketing, and operations, Jean-Philippe Courtois expressed that the company saw huge potential to accelerate innovation through cloud services. Analysts also believe the Italian cloud market to grow at a double-digit pace in the next few years as companies have embraced smart working during the coronavirus crisis and have increasingly relied on digital processes for their business.

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(Read Original Story: Microsoft to invest $1.5 billion in Italian cloud business in Reuters)


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