Microsoft to create new data center region in Belgium to deliver cloud solutions

Microsoft has announced a new multi-year investment plan for Belgium with Prime Minister Alexander De Croo. The Digital AmBEtion plan has three parts; providing digital infrastructure, helping citizens develop digital skills and ensuring sustainable social impact. The new data center region to be created in the country will be central to the plan.

Commenting on Digital AmBEtion, Didier Ongena, Microsoft CEO BeLux, said:

“The Belgian economy requires a state-of-the-art infrastructure, coupled with the highest standards of security and privacy, to enable organizations to innovate faster and be more competitive. By investing in the Belgium data center region, Microsoft is creating the best conditions for the digitalization of the Belgian economy. ”

With the creation of the new data center region, organizations of all sizes will have improved access to cloud services that span computing, networking, databases, analytics, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things through Microsoft Azure. Some of the plan’s other benefits include keeping data transfers in the European Union and Azure Availability Zones, which increase resilience to data center disruptions.

Microsoft plans to share more details on the Digital AmBEtion plan and how it will support “inclusive economic growth and digitalization” in the coming months. Once established, the data center region will join “the world’s largest cloud infrastructure.”