Microsoft opens ‘mega data centre’ in Dublin

Yet another milestone in Microsoft’s rollout of Online Strategy. Microsoft will open a new data centre in Dublin tomorrow, the first one of its size outside the US, for its cloud computing and online services.

Dublin data centre

Microsoft is set to open its first “mega data centre” outside of the US in Dublin tomorrow to help support its Online Live and Cloud services.

The project was slowed down earlier this year due to financial constraints in the company, but recovery throughout the year has lead to the summer opening of this 303,000 square foot building.

It was announced by Arne Josefsberg, general manager of Infrastructure Services for the Global Foundation Services at Microsoft, via a blog.

He said: “We take great pride in the innovations [the data centres] deliver to move the data centre industry forward and to extend Microsoft’s online services to customers globally. As the company’s Software-plus-Services strategy progresses, these data centres will play a key supporting role.”

Josefsberg also said: “The facility makes extensive use of outside air economisation to cool the facility year round, resulting in greater power efficiency with a resultant reduction in carbon footprint.”

Later in July, the company will also be launching another mega data centre in Chicago.

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