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Microsoft opens data center in Thailand amid Southeast Asia expansion

Microsoft opens data center in Thailand amid Southeast Asia expansion

Bangkok, Thailand – 05/01/2024: Satya Nadella, CEO and CEO of Microsoft Corporation speaks during the “Microsoft Build: AI Day” event at Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. Satya Nadella announced that Microsoft plans to invest in its first data center, Cloud First, in Thailand. (Photo by Perabun Bunyakiat/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella on Wednesday announced “significant commitments” to build a new regional data center in Thailand, among other initiatives, as the US technology giant doubles its efforts in Southeast Asia.

The company said it would also commit to training AI skills for more than 100,000 people and supporting local developers, but did not disclose the investment amount.