Microsoft today announced its biggest investment in Greece in the past 28 years. As part of the “GR for GRowth” program, Microsoft will build a new data center and a Microsoft cloud computing region in Greece. By 2025, Microsoft also hopes to train approximately 100,000 digital technology professionals in Greece.
With the establishment of the new Greek data center region, Microsoft now has 63 cloud regions around the world. Alpha Bank, Bank of Europe, National Bank of Greece, OTE Group, Pyreeus Bank and Public Electric Power Company (DEI) are all planned to use the new cloud data center area.
Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president, said: “This is the largest investment Microsoft has made in 28 years of operation in Greece. This partly reflects our confidence that our world-leading data center technology can help enable innovation and growth across the Greek economy. In addition, this significant investment reflects our optimism about the future of Greece, the prospects of the Greek Government and the country’s continued economic recovery”.