Microsoft is to build a new data centre in Greece as it invests in cloud services infrastructure in the country, a boon to an economy weakened by a decade-long debt crisis and the coronavirus pandemic.
The size of the investment was not disclosed.
“We are investing today in research and technology in Greece,” Smith said through a translator. “There will be benefits for Greece given our commitment to training for thousands of people.”
Separately, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the data centre would bring long-term financial benefits of EUR 1 billion (roughly Rs. 8,608 crores) to Greece.
“Greece will become a world hub for cloud,” Mitsotakis said, adding that the state-of-the-art centre would also upgrade the country as an investment destination.
He said the project will include a training programme in digital skills for about 100,000 people.
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