Microsoft to build two data centres in the UK

Microsoft campusSatya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, announced that the company will build two data centres in the UK.

The UK data centres will become part of a network of 26 data centres worldwide.

Microsoft is interested in growing its cloud computing business in which it finds itself in an unlikely war against Amazon.

Amazon has plunged billions into providing web services which also generate billions in revenue but have only yielded tiny profits in the last financial quarter.

According to the BBC, the reason that Microsoft is building data centres in the UK is partly to allay privacy worries about data being held outside a country’s borders.