Microsoft Corp. will increase the investment in the European data center in Ireland for 170 million euros and thus will bring the total investment in the data center in Dublin to 594 million euros, told reporters Microsoft Ireland managing director Cathriona Hallahan.
According to Hallahan, new investment of 170 million euros will be spent on the expansion of the data center in Dublin. A total of 380 construction jobs will be created during the build, which has already commenced and is scheduled for completion in spring 2014.An additional 20 people will join the existing team of 80 employees at the Dublin data centre when the build is completed next year. This second expansion of the Dublin data centre will increase the floor area by 15,600 square metres to 54,000 square metres.
Microsoft’s initiative to expand data center in Dublin was also supported by local authorities. According to Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister of Eamon Gilmore, Microsoft’s activity helps attract other technology companies into the region,” he said. Remind that offices of major European companies such as Google and Facebook are in Ireland.
According to Microsoft, the current data center in Dublin features energy efficiency and low water consumption compared to similar sized data centers in the industry. Approximately 99 per cent of all waste produced at the facility is recycled.
Microsoft has 8 data centers, two of which are located in Europe. Data center in Dublin, which serves customers in the region EMEA, was opened in 2009 and a year later it received the award as the best data center in Europe, Digit reports.