Microsoft has made official plans to open a datacenter region in Spain, alongside an expansion of its partnership with Telefonica that will enable it to deliver more capabilities from the cloud.
The two companies have also outlined joint go-to-market plans.
They will collaborate on solutions in all European and Latin American countries in which Telefonica operates. Joint customers will be able to offer new services that require low latency, security, and assured bandwidth around 5G, edge computing, blockchain, as well as Industry 4.0.
The announcement says that the Redmond based company will be delivering Azure, Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365 and Power Platform from this new datacenter in Spain.
CEO Satya Nadella:
“In a world where every aspect of our work in life is being transformed by computing, we have an unprecedented opportunity to apply digital technology to create new opportunity in Spain to help make every small business more productive, every Spanish multinational company more competitive worldwide, every government institution more efficient and improve health and educational outcomes.”
No details yet on when this datacenter region in Spain would open, where it would be located, how much it would cost, or even how many years the partnership between both companies will run.
However, it is being seen as a game changer for the technology landscape in the country.
And rightly so.