Microsoft Reportedly Plans to Add 4 New Data Centers in China

“Bloomberg” quoted sources as reporting that Microsoft plans to add 4 new data centers in China early next year to further expand its service capabilities in the Asian market.

Microsoft announced in March that it plans to expand its data center network and expand its business in the northern region near Beijing. At present, Microsoft has 6 data centers in China, and the local partner 21Vianet Operation.

While the US government is stepping up efforts to prevent Chinese companies from obtaining US personal and business information, US technology giants are expanding their businesses in China. Bloomberg News quoted people familiar with the matter as saying that Microsoft  plans to expand its cloud computing services in Asia by opening four additional data centers in China before the beginning of next year. Microsoft currently has six data centers in China, which are operated by its partner Beijing 21Vianet Broadband Data Center (.

Microsoft’s business is expanding rapidly in China. In March this year, it announced plans to expand its data center network and plans to expand its business in the surrounding areas of Beijing. At present, both Microsoft and Apple are expanding the scale of their data centers with local partners, competing with Alibaba and Huawei. According to a document cited by Microsoft, China’s cloud computing market is expected to grow to 46 billion U.S. dollars by 2023. In the third fiscal quarter as of the end of March this year, Microsoft’s commercial cloud business revenue increased by 33% year-on-year to 17.7 billion US dollars, but related capital expenditures reached 6 billion US dollars, and related expenditures are expected to further increase this quarter.