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Microsoft Spending $130 Million to Expand Dublin Data Centre

Microsoft has revealed its plans of building a new data centre in Dublin to get more space for their cloud services and has announced that it is investing around $130 million for the same.

In Europe there is a huge requirement for cloud services like Windows Live, Office 365, Bing, Xbox Live and Windows Azure and this data centre is an effort to meet this requirement. The new data centre will be located next to the one already present in Dublin.

A company spokeswoman stated that construction has already begun but, refused to answer when it will become operational. The size of the new data centre will be around 10,400 square meters and it will be having up to 13MW total available power. Thus, the new data centre will be accommodating servers by power density of almost 1.3KW per square meter, reported Computer World.

The new data centre's enhanced power density will permit the Redmond based tech giant to have more servers per rack. But, this depends upon cooling facility that the centre will have.

As per Stephen McGibbon, the chief technology officer of Microsoft in Europe, Africa and Middle East, the company is sure that the cooling model for the data centre is fit for this task.