Microsoft today announced the opening of a new cloud region, the first in Central and Eastern Europe, located in Poland. Microsoft’s Polish cloud region includes three independent physical locations around Warsaw. Each location has one or more datacenters equipped with independent power, cooling and networks.
With this new datacenter region, Microsoft offers the highest standards of security, privacy and regulatory-compliant data storage in the country.
Microsoft’s new Poland cloud datacenter region will enable companies to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and store their local data in Poland, ensuring compliance with data storage and processing regulations.
“Connecting Poland to the largest trusted global cloud infrastructure is significant support for the resilience of the country, society and organizations, and the development of the Polish Digital Valley. One of the main elements of strengthening this resilience is raising digital competence in the country. Microsoft has skilled more than 430,000 IT professionals, business representatives, partners and students since this investment was announced in 2020. Everyone will need digital skills to pursue in-demand roles and build livelihoods in the changing economy so it’s an area where we can help more people get better jobs,” said Ralph Haupter, President, EMEA, Microsoft