Microsoft has announced the opening of its newest trusted cloud region, the first in Central and Eastern Europe, located in Poland.
Microsoft’s Polish cloud region guarantees the highest standards of security, privacy, and regulatory-compliant data storage in the country.
“Microsoft’s investment in Poland will accelerate our country’s transformation into a technology hub for the Central and Eastern European region,” said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. “Thanks to the development of the Polish Digital Valley, hundreds of engineers and developers will be able to play a key role in the global economy without leaving the country. This is responsible development,” Morawiecki explained. He added that in times of economic and geopolitical uncertainty, it is also very important to maintain the highest standards of data storage security. “Building resilience in this regard is crucial for the Polish economy and society,” said Morawiecki.
“Connecting Poland to the largest trusted global cloud infrastructure is significant support for the resilience of the country, society, and organizations, and the development of the Polish Digital Valley. One of the main elements of strengthening this resilience is raising digital competence in the country. Microsoft has skilled more than 430,000 IT professionals, business representatives, partners, and students since this investment was announced in 2020. Everyone will need digital skills to pursue in-demand roles and build livelihoods in the changing economy so it’s an area where we can help more people get better jobs,” said Ralph Haupter, President, EMEA, Microsoft.
Microsoft’s cloud region in Poland will enable companies to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and store their most valuable digital assets in Poland to ensure compliance with data storage and processing regulations.