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11/23/2021, 3:11 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Microsoft picks Belgium for new datacenter region

Microsoft Corp. announced on Tuesday a multi-year investment plan in partnership with the Belgian government, including establishing a new datacenter region "that delivers advanced data security and cloud solutions." The company cited research indicating the investment will "generate up to €31.5 billion in new revenue and add more than 60,000 jobs" in Belgium over the next four years.

"To grow the economy, Belgium needs cutting-edge infrastructure coupled with the highest standards in security and privacy, allowing organizations to innovate faster and be more competitive. By investing in a datacenter region in Belgium, Microsoft creates the best conditions for the digitalization of the Belgian economy," said Didier Ongena, general manager, Microsoft BeLux.

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