US tech giant Microsoft has hired a Spain-based infrastructure company to build a data centre near the Spanish capital of Madrid. This will help Microsoft build momentum in the digital transformation of both public and private firms to scale up and relocate their businesses to the cloud in a secure way.
Microsoft will leverage Telefonica’s infrastructure as their global strategic partner. This partnership will go a long way toward developing market strengths in all countries where Telefonica operates. This will give Telefonica the freedom to enter into a digital journey of its own with the guiding arm of the Microsoft cloud.
The two companies will help their mutual customers gain leverage in innovating, securing, and scaling their businesses on the back of technological leverage from Microsoft. Microsoft will shore up its technological arm by loading its contemporary products, including Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, and Dynamics 365, from its data centre in Spain. This will allow the tech behemoth to enable the customers to boost their digital presence.
The opening of a Microsoft data centre in Spain is a strategic move and a key landmark that will boost Spain’s industrial tailwinds and digital economy, as stated by Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete, chairman and CEO of Telefonica. Telefonica was quick to point out that cloud computing is the primary driver in their industrial ramp-up, which will improve Telefonica’s tech services.This joint venture is a shot in the arm to elevate their newfound objectives.
With their newfound relationship, the two companies have viewed an opportunity to collaborate to better serve the needs of organisations of all sizes in crucial sectors such as government, health, education, travel, manufacturing, retail, finance, insurance, and more, all with implicit social and economic impact.