Microsoft data centres opening in a country near you soon?

July 6th, 2009 | Tags: ,

For many years now data centres have fascinated me, whilst on the surface they are warehouses with increased power, cooling and data resilience they also provide a home to a lot of cutting edge enterprise technology!

In July two more Microsoft monster centres are opened, one of them is fairly local and based in Dublin (the first Microsoft mega data centre to be opened outside of the United States).

This Dublin based building covers 303,000 square feet, with 5.4 mega watts of critical power available now. Over time, the data center can expand to a total of 22.2 mega watts of critical power, growing with our business and customer demand. The facility makes extensive use of outside air economization to cool the facility year round, resulting in greater power efficiency with a resultant reduction in carbon footprint.

Source: here