Microsoft has announced it will be expanding its data centre footprint with plans to establish its first New Zealand data centre region.
The New Zealand data centre region will be in addition to its global data centre footprint in 60 other regions, with Microsoft Azure being available in over 140 countries.
“This significant investment in New Zealand’s digital infrastructure is a testament to the remarkable spirit of New Zealand’s innovation and reflects how we’re pushing the boundaries of what is possible as a nation,” Microsoft New Zealand general manager Vanessa Sorenson said.
The data centre will give New Zealand customers access to Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, and Power Platform. The company also assured the facility would mean customer data remains stored in New Zealand.
Microsoft added it has been working alongside Massey University and The Collaborative Studio to launch i4 Accelerator, a education program to address skills shortages