Microsoft adds Huge Data Centers for Azure and Bing


Wednesday @ Microsoft :  MS added a new data center in Dublin. Its the biggest that Microsoft has built outside the U.S.  Microsoft calls it the “Mega Data Center”.

This data center has added to support the enormous load and traffic that it would have to handle for this own service Azure and the new search engine Bing.

Looks like Microsoft is taking its efforts very seriously and wants its services and applications to be ready, available and fast always. It also shows that Microsoft expects heavy traffic from Azure and Bing.

The new Dublin data center’s size is about 303,000 square feet. Arne Josefsberg, general manager of infrastructure services at Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services had written in his blog that “It can provide 5.4 megawatts of power now, expandable to a total of 22.2 megawatts”

He also added that “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. The units can be made operational within hours, allowing quick expansion of capacity, and their server density can be more than 10 times that of a traditional data center”

Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s chief software architect said “recently that the growth of online services would lead to more data centers being built outside the U.S., citing the need for data centers everywhere on Earth”

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