• Paul Fingleton

Microsoft Increases European Cloud Investment to $3 Billion, Unveils Cloud Policy Document

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and president Brad Smith were in Dublin this morning to share new details on the significant investment that Microsoft are making in cloud computing in Europe. The two leaders were beginning a four-day visit to Europe to meet with business and government leaders.

The tour is planned as a move to assure business and governments that the cloud should be more trusted, inclusive and responsible. In parallel, Microsoft today released a new book "A Cloud for Global Good" announcing its availability during the Tech Gathering in Dublin.

The software firm has more than doubled its cloud capacity in Europe in the past year alone and invested over $3 billion across Europe to date.

In addition to this investment, with significant Data Centres already placed across Ireland, the Netherlands, the UK and Germany, Nadella announced that Microsoft intends to deliver the Microsoft Cloud from Data Centres in France, starting in 2017.

While all these investments in the Microsoft Cloud are nice to know, Microsoft shared details of several Irish customers to move their business to the Cloud while still meeting strict European Data Sovereignty, Security and Compliance needs.

"At Microsoft, we strive to empower every Irish citizen, business and government organisation to achieve more," said Satya Nadella. "We continue to invest and expand our Ireland Data Centre hub, providing customers with a trusted and intelligent cloud, to help accelerate their digital transformations and seize new opportunity on a global scale."