Microsoft reportedly opens two German data centers

|About: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)|By:, SA News Editor

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) opens two data centers in Germany at the cost of $120M, according to local media sources via Reuters.

The location would allow Microsoft to house data in Germany, which has strict privacy laws that complicate offering cloud products from outside the country. 

Microsoft hasn’t confirmed the news. The company’s Azure cloud platform stands second in global market share behind Amazon Web Services. 

Microsoft shares are up 0.2% premarket to $96.99.  

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