Microsoft Data Center: When Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) decides it is time for a new data center, there is no waiting around. Instead, they make up their mind and go for the gusto.
According a recent report by Wired.com, the company is making major strides at its Boydton, Virginia data center. Although the facility opened about a year ago, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is not standing pat.
Here is what the article had to say:
“This week, Microsoft said it planned to expand the site over the next 16 months, making its total investment in Boydton just a hair under $1 billion. Microsoft says the site will include both regular old data center buildings as well as some of these cool modules, which the company calls ITPACs.”
Not only is the company able to move fast, ensuring that it gets exactly what is needed, it is easy to see that spending money is no object. With a total investment of right around $1 billion, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) must really like what they are building in Boydton.
Here is some more information from an official press release published by Virginia.gov:
“Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that Microsoft Corp. will invest $348 million to expand its modular data center site in Mecklenburg County. The company will build two additional facilities on its data center campus to increase capacity to serve its growing customer base. The project will create 30 new jobs. Microsoft’s original project in 2010 involved an investment of up to $499 million and 50 new jobs. In 2011 the company invested an additional $150 million to expand the site. As part of its commitment to carbon neutrality, Microsoft is offsetting the gross carbon emissions from this data center by purchasing an equivalent amount of renewable energy credits.”