Microsoft launches its first hyperscale cloud data centre region in Mexico

Microsoft launches its first hyperscale cloud data centre region in Mexico

The Queretaro-based project will accelerate innovation and a growing economic opportunity, providing cutting-edge infrastructure for digital services.

Microsoft recently announced the availability of its first data centre region in Mexico – Mexico Central – for any and all organisations around the world, providing local access to scalable, highly available and resilient cloud services. This also confirms its commitment to promoting Digital Transformation and sustainable innovation in the country, providing cutting-edge technology for companies like Binaria ID and DocSolutions, among others.

According to the IDC Mexico Microsoft Cloud Dividend Snapshot, over the next four years, Microsoft, its partners and cloud-using customers will together generate globally about US$70.7 billion in new revenues above the 2024 level. This will drive investment in local economies and will create more than 300,000 jobs in different industries in Mexico. 

The new cloud region, consisting of multiple data centres, is located in the Queretaro Metropolitan area. It will provide security, privacy and performance, and will contribute to the acceleration of the Digital Transformation of organisations and public entities in Latin America.

Meeting Mexico’s demand for secure, scalable and local cloud services

The Microsoft Cloud includes Azure, Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, Power Platform and Gaming services, which will be delivered locally through the new Mexico Central data centre region. The deployment of Microsoft 365 solutions and services is designed to cater to the preferences of customers who prioritise in-country data storage.

Mexico joins the more than 60 Microsoft Cloud regions, distributed all over the world – and will grow to become the first Microsoft data centre region in Spanish-speaking Latin America. This hyperscale infrastructure allows customers to adjust their systems quickly and easily to meet growing demand and will serve Mexican companies that need to run the services on Mexican soil, as well as global organisations that want to leverage the Mexican region to accelerate their own Digital Transformation.

Among the organisations that are leveraging this new project, Kio Networks, MCM Telecom, and Megaport, some of the key Microsoft Express Route partners, are offering a new set of digital connectivity solutions to Mexican companies and public administrations. Many companies have used the Express Route model since the infrastructure started.

The impact of the Microsoft cloud region in Mexico

According to IDC research, this new data centre region will help drive economic growth and contribute to the creation of job opportunities to sustain digital innovation, generating more than 110,000 opportunities for professional services, almost 52,000 in commerce, 43,000 in finance, 58,000 in manufacturing and 40,000 for communication and media – including jobs directly in their own organisations and jobs generated indirectly in other organisations.

Technology alone is not enough without skilling. During the past two years, Microsoft has trained and reskilled more than 1.3 million Mexicans with different training opportunities, by local partners and NGOs. IDC expected that more than 65,000 people will be skilled in IT by 2027.

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