Microsoft to open four datacentres in France

PARIS: Microsoft is to open four data storage centres in France to meet strong customer demand for cloud computing, the head of the software giant’s French operations told AFP.

“There’s strong demand from our clients. A lot of them prefer to have (cloud computing) infrastructures and their data in their home territory,” Carlo Purassanta said.

He did not reveal the size of the planned investment, but said that three of the centres would be located in the Paris region and the fourth in Marseille.

France would become the fourth European country – after Germany, Ireland, and the Netherlands – to host Microsoft cloud data storage facilities.

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Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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