Microsoft to set up First Datacenter region in Malaysia

Microsoft Malaysia

Microsoft announced its plans to set up its first data center in Malaysia's Greater Kuala Lumpur area.

The datacenter will deliver trusted cloud services locally in the Malaysian region with data security, privacy, and boosts the ability to store data in the same country. 

Executive Opinion

YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Prime Minister of Malaysia said, "As we cement the Microsoft partnership today, I hope this is just the first green shoots of a broader meadow of investments in Malaysia, for Microsoft and other data players. This significant investment from Microsoft further fortifies Malaysia’s position as a potential regional data hub and we stand ever ready to welcome more such partners as we work with our stakeholders to continually improve Malaysia’s value proposition in this big data space.""

Managing Director of Microsoft Malaysia, K Raman, said, "We are proud to cement our partnership with the nation to accelerate its digital economy. Public-private partnerships are key enablers to propel Malaysia’s digital economy forward. Microsoft’s Bersama Malaysia initiative reflects our joint commitment in support of the nation’s MyDigital aspirations, as we empower every person and every organization in Malaysia to achieve more. With over 200 employees and 2,000 partners in the country, we will continue to support a digitally-enabled government, empower businesses to build resilience digitally, and bridge the digital opportunities for Malaysians. Together, we stand with Malaysia.""

Microsoft's Azure Cloud Services

The datacenter region along with Azure Availability Zones will deliver access to the Microsoft Azure cloud. The cloud services such as span computing, networking, databases, analytics, AI, and the Internet of Things (IoT) will be made available.

Microsoft investment may lead to USD 4.6 billion in new revenues for Malaysia's ecosystem of local partners and cloud-consuming customers. It will also help in generating 19,000 new direct and indirect jobs,, notes the announcement.

Microsoft also announced its plans to train 1 million Malaysians by end of 2023.
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