Microsoft cloud arm has just announced the opening of its new data center region in Poland, its first cloud region in Central and Eastern Europe.

The new cloud region consists of three independent physical locations around Warsaw, each consisting of one or more datacenters, as stated by the company, while expecting to meet the growing demand for high-performance computing (HPC) and access to Microsoft Cloud services.

“Microsoft’s investment in Poland will accelerate our country’s transformation into a technology hub for the Central and Eastern European region. Thanks to the development of the Polish Digital Valley, hundreds of engineers and developers will be able to play a key role in the global economy without leaving the country,” said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

“This is responsible development.  In times of economic and geopolitical uncertainty, it is also very important to maintain the highest standards of data storage security. Building resilience in this regard is crucial for the Polish economy and society.”

As announce, Microsoft is providing this 3 Azure Availability Zones through the new cloud region, with each designed as unique physical locations, consisting of one or more data centers equipped with independent power, cooling and networks.

“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.

In the Middle East, Microsoft also announced the launch of its new data center region in Doha, Qatar, sometimes last year. As announced, the new region will provide 3 Azure Availability Zones, which are unique physical data center locations with independent power, network, and cooling for additional tolerance to data center failures.