Microsoft has proclaimed the establishment of its first Data Centre region in Indonesia, as part of its Berdayakan Ekonomi Digital Indonesia.
The initiative has been taken by the company as a part of its promise to advance growth and digital transformation for Indonesia, its developer, and startup ecosystem, enterprises, and the public sector. The company considers its investments will generate up to $6.3 billion in revenue for the country and offer about 60,000 jobs to Indonesia’s economy.
Through its skills programs that are focused on cloud, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence, Microsoft is planning to reach focused on cloud, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence. The initiative is in cooperation with four universities and the Ministry of Communications and Information.
Indonesia’s Minister of Communication and Information, Mr. Johnny G Plate said that Microsoft’s investment in launching local data centers, digital skilling, and collaboration with the Government of Indonesia will promote local innovation, economic recovery, and digital transformation.
Additionally, he said, the Ministry of Communication and information wholeheartedly accept Microsoft’s plans to launch a local data center region with extremely reliable and compliant cloud services that will serve local businesses, government, and individuals over all the sectors.
Microsoft has more than 60 data center regions that are spread all over the earth. Microsoft’s latest facility in Indonesia will be featuring Azure Availability Zones, which are unique physical locations that are equipped with autonomous power, network, and cooling. The new data center region in Indonesia will further boost the company’s sustainability goals, and also fulfill Microsoft’s promise to move to a 100% supply of renewable energy in Microsoft data centers by 2025.
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