Microsoft Expanding AI Infrastructure In Spain Via $2.1 Billion Investment

By Amit Chowdhry • Updated April 25, 2024

Microsoft has announced it is expanding artificial intelligence AI and cloud infrastructure with an investment of $2.1 billion over the next couple of years. 

“I’m thrilled to announce that we will expand our AI and cloud infrastructure in Spain by $2.1B USD in the next two years. Our investment is beyond just building data centers, it’s a testament to our 37-year commitment to Spain, its security, and development and digital transformation of its government, businesses, and people,” said Microsoft VIce Chair and President Brad Smith in a post on X.

Pedro Sánchez, the Prime Minister of Spain, pointed out that the country is looking to collaborate with Microsoft on projects involving cybersecurity and AI within government projects as well, and this collaboration will be essential considering the challenges of digital transformation.

Smith also recently announced it would spend nearly €3.3 billion within two years to expand its data center capacities in Germany. The investment in Germany would also include an AI training program that would reach up to 1.2 million people.

In November, Microsoft committed £2.5 billion for AI investments in the UK by 2026. And in October Smith committed A$5 billion for AI investments in Australia as well.