Bekker's Blog

Blog archive

Microsoft's $15 Billion Datacenter Buildout

Remember Microsoft's massive datacenter build-out campaign? It's still going on.

Wired has a piece this morning putting the running total of Microsoft's spending on building out datacenters for Internet services such as Bing, Skype and Windows Azure at $15 billion.

The article mentions Microsoft's well-known datacenters in Quincy, Wash.; Chicago; Dublin; San Antonio, Texas; and Boydton, Va. The datacenter in Chicago was a flagship for a modular design that allowed Microsoft to drop in more containers whenever it needed extra capacity -- meaning the company can increase capacity at a site on an ongoing basis or swap a module out to another datacenter.

Microsoft is still expanding its datacenter footprint with new locations, as well. According to Wired, Microsoft will open a new $112 million, Cheyenne, Wyo. datacenter, complete with a methane-powered portable unit called a Data Plant, in a few months.

Posted by Scott Bekker on February 11, 2013 at 11:58 AM


Featured

  • The 2019 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    From the next major update to Windows 10 to the next generation of HoloLens, here's what's on tap from Microsoft this year.

  • Microsoft, Salesforce Ink Deal Around Azure Cloud and Teams

    As part of a new partnership, CRM service provider Salesforce will leverage certain Microsoft Azure services, as well as Microsoft Teams, for services to customers.

  • 2019 Microsoft Conference Calendar: For Partners, IT Pros and Developers

    Here's your guide to all the IT training sessions, partner meet-ups and annual Microsoft conferences you won't want to miss this year.

  • Version 1909 of Windows 10 and Windows Server Released

    Windows 10 version 1909, also known as the "Windows 10 November 2019 Update," was officially released by Microsoft on Tuesday.

RCP Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.