Microsoft’s Dublin Data Center Grows with Enhanced Efficiency and Sustainability

By Dileep Bhandarkar, Ph. D, Distinguished Engineer Global Foundation Services, Microsoft   Last week, we announced an addition of 112,000 square feet and 13.2 MW of cloud computing power to our Dublin data center. This facility and one in Amsterdam are some of several that we have that support the EMEA region. This current expansion…

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Dublin Datacenter Recognized by Industry as the Best European Enterprise Datacenter Facility

Last week, at the 6th Data Centres Europe 2010 Conference, our Dublin datacenter received a prestigious award for being the Best European Enterprise Datacenter Facility.   The Dublin datacenter incorporates a free air cooling design and is one of the most energy efficient facilities Microsoft has designed and built so far.  Beyond the dramatic reduction in…

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Microsoft Receives Leaders Award for Innovation in the Mega Data Centre

  by Kevin Timmons, General Manager of Datacenter Services Global Foundation Services, Microsoft Corporation   This week our team was honored to receive the Datacentre Leaders Award 2009 for Innovation in the Mega Data Centre category for our new Dublin facility by Data Center Dynamics magazine.    “We’re honored to receive this award, which recognizes…

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Presenting our Datacentre Strategy at Tech-Ed EMEA

  Just a short post to let you know that I’ll be in Berlin for Tech-Ed EMEA from November 9 – 13 and I hope to see some of you there. I’ll be providing deeper insight into our new Dublin and Chicago datacentres, including our approaches to delivering on the scale and efficiency required to meet…

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Rolling out the Green Carpet for Dublin’s Neighbors

  A few weeks back we had the privilege of hosting a data centre visit and tour for the residential neighbours of the Dublin data centre. Given the long projected lifespan of our new facility, we’re going to be neighbours for a long time, and so we felt it was important for us to get reacquainted…

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Dublin Data Center Celebrates Grand Opening

Environmental advances and expanded international computing delivered   This is a big week for Microsoft’s online, live, and cloud services as we celebrate the grand opening of our new data center in Dublin, Ireland. The Dublin facility delivers two key advances for Microsoft’s Software plus Services initiatives. One is expanded support for all our customers…

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Microsoft Brings Two More Mega Data Centers Online in July

I am really excited that our team is now reaching another key milestone in data center innovations. July marks the launch of our two newest mega data centers in Chicago and Dublin. Our Dublin facility will go live on July 1, followed by our Chicago facility on July 20 to support our growing Online, Live,…

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Building a Better Mousetrap a.k.a. Optimizing for Maximum Efficiency in an Economic Downturn

By Arne Josefsberg and Mike Manos, January 23, 2009 As you might have read in Microsoft’s Q2 FY09 earnings release yesterday, the company has announced cost management initiatives due to the global economic downturn. And with the earnings release back in October, Microsoft announced a reduction of projected capital expenditures by $300 million to our…

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DataCenter Think Tanks Sheepish on Weightloss

The following posting originally appeared on Michael Manos’ Loose Bolts blog.  Matt Stansbury over at Data Center Facilities Pro posted an interesting post regarding a panel containing Uptime’s Ken Brill.  The note warns folks on the use of PUE as a benchmarking standard between data centers. I can’t say I really disagree with what he…

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