Microsoft announces the start of operations of the first region of hyperscale cloud data centers in Mexico

The Querétaro-based project will accelerate innovation and growing economic opportunity, providing cutting-edge infrastructure for digital services.

Mexico City, May 7, 2024 – Microsoft announced the availability of the first data center region in Mexico: Central Mexico, for any organization around the world, providing local access to scalable, highly available and resilient cloud services, while reaffirming its commitment to promoting transformation digital and sustainable innovation in the country, providing cutting-edge technology for companies such as Binaria ID and DocSolutions, among others. According to the IDC study “Mexico Microsoft Cloud Dividend”, over the next four years, Microsoft, its partners and customers using the cloud will generate around $70.7 billion in new revenue worldwide above the 2024 level. This will drive investment in local economies and create more than 300,000 jobs in different industries in Mexico.[1]

In February 2020, Microsoft announced the creation of a new cloud data center region in Mexico, during the president’s daily press conference, as part of an investment plan to drive digital transformation in the country. Microsoft’s investment in Mexico offers highly available, scalable and secure cloud services throughout the country, with the option of data residency and better latency in the country. The new cloud region, which consists of several data centers, is located in the Querétaro metropolitan area, which will provide security, privacy and performance, and will contribute to the acceleration of the digital transition of organizations and public entities in Latin America .

Meeting Mexico’s demand for secure, scalable and local cloud services

The Microsoft cloud includes Azure, Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, Power Platform and Gaming services, which will be delivered locally through the new Central Mexico data center region. These services help companies innovate in their industries. The implementation of Microsoft 365 solutions and services are designed to meet the preferences of customers who prioritize data storage in the country.

Mexico joins more than 60 Microsoft cloud regions, distributed around the world, and will become the first Microsoft data center region in Spanish-speaking Latin America. This hyperscale infrastructure allows customers to quickly and easily adjust their systems to meet growing demand. The hyper-local scale cloud region will serve Mexican companies that need to run services in Mexican territory, as well as global organizations that want to leverage the Mexican region to accelerate their own digital transformation.

Among the organizations that are taking advantage of this new project, Kio Networks, MCM Telecom and Megaport, our main Microsoft Express Route partners, offer a new series of digital connectivity solutions for public and private organizations in Mexico. Many businesses have used the Express Route model since the infrastructure began and benefit from its private connectivity features.

“We are excited to be a certified Microsoft ExpressRoute partner and offer our customers a more secure and reliable way to access Azure cloud services. With ExpressRoute, our customers will be able to benefit from faster speeds, lower latency and more secure connectivity than connections via the public internet, which is crucial for sensitive and critical workloads, process automation and data analysis. We are committed to delivering the best possible solutions to our customers, and the partnership with Microsoft will help us do so.”commented Julio Palacios, CIO MCM Telecom.

We are excited to be on board with the new Central Mexico region and are ready to help customers with their connectivity needs, especially Express Route in minutes”said Daniel Bowling, director of Cloud solutions at MEGAPORT.

Impact of the Microsoft cloud region in Mexico

According to the IDC study[2]this new data center region will help drive economic growth and contribute to the creation of employment opportunities to sustain digital innovation, generating more than 110,000 opportunities for professional services, almost 52,000 in trade, 43,000 in finance, 58,000 in manufacturing and 40,000 for communication and media, including jobs directly in their own organizations and jobs generated indirectly in other organizations.

Technology alone is not enough without training. During the last two years, Microsoft, through local partners and NGOs, has trained more than 1.3 million Mexicans in different skills so that they have greater job opportunities. For its part, IDC expects that more than 65,000 people will be trained in Information Technologies by 2027.

Mexican companies bring creativity, craftsmanship and entrepreneurship to the global market, consolidating their position as some of the most respected and trusted brands in the world. We believe that Mexico’s brilliant business landscape deserves the best technological infrastructure available. With our new cloud data center region in Mexico, we are empowering Mexican organizations to take advantage of the opportunities of the digital age, more easily scale their operations internationally, and help them meet and exceed their customers’ expectations during this period of intense innovation and in the future“commented Tito Arciniega, president of Microsoft Latin America.

Innovation to accelerate economic growth in Mexico

Thousands of customers and partners in Mexico are already driving business transformation with Microsoft Cloud services. These include schools, universities, organizations and companies across all industries. Microsoft’s hyperscale cloud data center region begins operations with customers such as Binaria ID and DocSolutions, among others, already experiencing the benefits of this infrastructure.

“For DocSolutions, early access to cloud services from the Microsoft data center region in Mexico has allowed us to accelerate deployment automation processes for our clients in the regulated sector, reinforced by the certifications that Microsoft has in their data centers. The ability to store and process information within the Mexican territory, and to reduce the latency of data transfer, has contributed significantly to the adoption of some of our solutions, such as the electronic signature platform “SoluSign” and our platform of Digital Onboarding,” he stated. Freud Cuevas, Director of Consulting and TechHub, DocSolutions.

“By having greater control of the data in Mexican territory, Binaria ID, under the early access service in Mexico, has managed to further strengthen the trust and digital certainty of its customers. For the clients of Binaria ID, a company focused on digital credentials and identities, it is extremely important to know that their data will always be protected with the highest security standards that Microsoft guarantees,” he said. José Ramón Martínez, Platform Architecture Manager, Binary ID.

This data center region will improve the reach of the ““nearshoring” in Mexico: companies already see our country as a destination to relocate their production chains and now, they will also find the necessary infrastructure to generate greater efficiency and control of their operations.

A new generation of data centers to help organizations achieve their sustainability goals

This new cloud region will also help companies achieve their sustainability goals in line with current priorities, as Microsoft data centers are designed according to sustainability and circular economy principles. By 2030, Microsoft will be carbon negative and by 2050 Microsoft will remove from the environment all the carbon the company has emitted directly or indirectly through its electricity consumption since its founding in 1975, including our data center operations. By 2025, we will shift to 100% renewable energy supply, meaning we will have contracted green power purchase agreements for 100% of the carbon-emission electricity consumed by all of our data centers.

Through modern and innovative techniques, we are reducing the use of water for cooling in our data centers. We estimate that we will use water to cool our Mexican data centers less than 5% of the year.

Central Mexico Availability: Data Center Region

Mexico is a leading country in cloud adoption in Latin America and a country of contrasts and traditions; It is also a country of innovation, where technology and business constantly evolve to meet the challenges and opportunities of a changing world. Explore how three companies in Mexico are using technology to create a culture of reinvention and the impact they are having on both the economy and society: Cloud Cultures. To learn more about the new cloud data center region, visit:

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About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of intelligent cloud and intelligent environment. Their mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. The company has been in Mexico for 35 years and is one of the 119 subsidiaries of Microsoft Corp., founded in 1975. In 2020, the company announced an investment in Mexico over 5 years to contribute to the development of the country through technology, thus strengthening the different productive sectors and communities of the country.

Press contact:

Microsoft Edelman Mexico

Tere Rodriguez[email protected]

[email protected] 55 5350 1500

[1] IDC Info Snapshot, sponsored by Microsoft, The Microsoft Cloud Dividend Snapshot: Mexico, Doc. # US51972724, March 2024

[2] Idem (IDC Info Snapshot, sponsored by Microsoft, The Microsoft Cloud Dividend Snapshot: Mexico, Doc. # US51972724, March 2024)

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