On October 23, Microsoft announced that it will invest A $5 billion in Australia over the next two years to expand its cloud computing and artificial intelligence infrastructure. It is said to be the company’s largest investment in the country in 40 years. The investment will help Microsoft increase its data centers from 20 to 29, covering cities such as Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne, a 45 percent increase. Microsoft says it will increase its computing power in Australia by 250%, enabling the world’s 13th-largest economy to meet demand for cloud computing. In addition, Microsoft will spend $300,000 in partnership with the state of New South Wales to establish a Microsoft Data Centre Academy in Australia to help Australians acquire the skills they need to “succeed in the digital economy”. It also expanded its cyber threat information sharing agreement with the Australian Signals Directorate, Australia’s cyber security agency.
Post time: Oct-11-2023