Microsoft announces first datacenter region in Malaysia
Microsoft has just announced their first datacenter region here in Malaysia as part of their “Bersama Malaysia” initiative. Microsoft will be investing USD 1 billion over the next five years and also contribute more than 19 000 new direct and indirect jobs in Malaysia.
The Azure data center region will deliver access to not only Microsoft Azure, but also Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365 and Power Platform. It will also feature Azure Availability Zone that will ensure that your data will be protected even if your primary datacenter fails, thanks to the redundancy feature of the Azure region.
The Microsoft datacenter region in Malaysia is going to be the third Azure datacenter region in the SEA region, following Singapore and Indonesia. Microsoft has yet to announce when their new datacenter region here is going to be online, but PETRONAS and Celcom Axiata have already committed to Microsoft Cloud once the new datacenter region is operational in Malaysia.
Aside from setting up the new Azure datacenter region here, Microsoft pledges to empower 1 million Malaysians with digital skills by the end of 2023, as part of its Bersama Malaysia initiative. Their investment here is also slated to generate a good USD 4.6 billion in revenue for the country’s ecosystem of local partners and cloud-consuming customers over the coming four years.
Pokdepinion: Well at least Microsoft is still investing in Malaysia…