Microsoft builds data center in Sweden

The US-based software giant plans to establish a new data center in Southern Sweden. The new facility could end up being powered by electricity bought via a PPA with Vattenfall.

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Data centers are popping up at several locations in the Nordic region, with both Apple and Google in Denmark and now Microsoft in Southern Sweden, the latter informs in a succinct press statement and promises more information within the next few months. The facility will be located in the Staffanstorp Municipality near Malmö.

The municipality celebrates the news along with Microsoft and calls their agreement historic.

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