Microsoft plans to establish the first datacenter region in Malaysia as part of "Bersama Malaysia" initiative

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Today, Microsoft has announced that it will establish its first datacenter region in Malaysia to deliver trusted cloud services locally. It is aligned with the Bersama Malaysia initiative that is committed to empowering Malaysia’s inclusive digital economy and advancing the nation’s digital transformation across the private and public sectors.

Not only bringing the digital infrastructure to Malaysia but Microsoft is also committed to equipping individuals with equal opportunities to thrive in a cloud and AI-enabled digital economy. The tech giant will skill an additional 1 million Malaysians by December 2023 through the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF), Social Security Organization (SOCSO), Junior Achievement Malaysia, TalentCorp Malaysia, MAMPU, Grab Malaysia, Biji-Biji Enterprise, and local universities.

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According to IDC's research, it is believed that Microsoft’s investment in Malaysia will help generate up to USD 4.6 billion (~RM18.9 Billion) in new revenues for the country’s ecosystem of local partners and cloud-consuming customers over the next four years. Some companies like Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) and Celcom Axiata Berhad are planning to use the Microsoft Cloud from the new datacenter region when it is available, hoping to help advance Malaysia’s nation-building and digital ambitions.

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