Microsoft announces its intention to build a data centre campus in Aragon to provide intelligent cloud services to European companies and public organisations.

This new investment project by the company in Spain is in addition to the one already undertaken for the creation of Microsoft’s data centre region in Madrid, which will be available in the coming months. 

Microsoft’s planned new infrastructure in Spain could add 8.4 billion euros to national GDP and contribute to the creation of 69,000 indirect jobs in the period 2026 – 2030, according to an IDC analysis. 

Source: Microsoft

Microsoft plans to build a data centre campus in Aragon to provide cloud services to European companies and public bodies. The new infrastructure will add to the investment the company has made for the implementation of Microsoft’s data centre region in Madrid, which will be available in the coming months, and will offer all of Microsoft’s intelligent cloud services (Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform) to private and public customers in Europe, meeting regulatory, compliance and data sovereignty requirements. 

The campus that Microsoft plans to build will be a catalyst for innovation, economic growth and job creation in Aragon and the rest of Spain, helping to accelerate the digitisation of public and private organisations of all sizes and industries and driving the growth of the technology industry in Spain. According to an IDC analysis, the new data centre campus could add €8.4 billion to Spanish GDP and contribute to the creation of 69,000 indirect jobs in the period 2026 – 2030. 

Aragón, home to the new Project 

Aragon has positioned itself as one of the most important regions in Europe for the implementation of data centres, thanks to the availability of highly qualified talent, public support for innovation projects, the existence of high quality infrastructure, available land, and its geographical location. Microsoft’s project will foster innovation and the growth of the local technology industry in Aragon, where Microsoft has more than 300 companies in its ecosystem of technology partners. According to IDC, Microsoft’s data centre campus project could add 264 million euros to regional GDP and contribute to the creation of more than 2,100 technology jobs in Aragon between 2026 and 2030. 

“It fills me with great satisfaction that Aragón is consolidating its position as one of the leading European regions in a cutting-edge and strategic technological sector for the development of digitalisation and business innovation. The Microsoft project is a new incentive to Aragon’s vocation for attracting companies, especially those that, due to their international relevance and innovative nature, represent an extraordinary added value to the economy and the generation of wealth in our Autonomous Community.”

The Government of Aragon is going to make every effort to implement this type of investment projects in the Autonomous Community, which will make a difference in generating a cutting-edge, highly technological economy and creating skilled jobs.” 

Jorge Azcón, President of the Government of Aragon

“Microsoft’s new investments in Spain will enable us to provide intelligent cloud solutions and services to businesses and public entities in Europe, fostering the digital transformation of businesses and public entities, driving innovation and contributing to the generation of new jobs in the technology sector in Aragon and the rest of Spain. We will work closely with national and regional governments and local authorities in building the data centre campus to ensure that people, businesses and society can take full advantage of the benefits of a digital world.”

Alberto Granados, president of Microsoft Spain