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Microsoft plans to build data centre in Thailand

Tech giant Microsoft announced plans to open its first regional data centre in Thailand, aiming to improve the availability of cloud services in the country significantly, as reported by Reuters on Wednesday.

This news follows on the heels of CEO Satya Nadella’s recent announcement of a $1.7 billion investment in artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud facilities in Indonesia, the report said.

Microsoft announced that the data centre region expansion will increase the availability of its hyperscale cloud services. This means that Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform will be fully operational in Thailand, providing access to top-tier AI infrastructure, as highlighted by Nadella during an event in Bangkok.

The new data centre will offer several benefits, including enterprise-grade reliability, improved performance, and compliance with data residency and privacy standards, Microsoft added.

This move aligns with Thailand’s goal of becoming a digital economy hub, as highlighted by Prime Minister Srettha Thaivisin. ”

Furthermore, Microsoft has vowed to train 2.5 million people across Southeast Asia in AI skills by 2025.

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