Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Microsoft - 2 Huge New Green Data Centers

Microsoft announced the addition of two mega data centers to go online during July.

The first goes live tomorrow in Dublin, Ireland.

Spanning 303,000 square feet, this new data center currently has 5.4 megawatts of critical power available and is expected to be expanded to 22.2 mega watts.

The second is in the US. The Chicago data center will go online July 20th. The facility is 700,000 square feet (or the size of 16 football fields!) and will utilize the latest 'container' technology.

Both facilities have been built to new (Generation 3) energy efficiency standards.

More on the new Microsoft mega data denters can be found at TechNet here.

Details on Microsoft's practices for environmentally sustainable data centers can be found here.