Posted By Rich Miller On March 11, 2007 @ 2:50 pm In Microsoft,Quincy, Wash. | Comments Disabled
It’s easy to get lost inside Microsoft’s main building, which contains long halls with a tile floor and a maze of rooms centering around five 12,000-square-foot brain centers that contain tens of thousands of computer servers. Each server room has two adjoining rooms lined with refrigerator-sized air-conditioning units to keep the temperature between 60 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Another room contains row after row of batteries to kick in for 18 seconds if a power failure should ccur before the truck-sized backup generators fire up.The new Microsoft facility is one of three major data center construction projects in Quincy, a small town in central Washington state with abundant supply of open space and cheap hydroelectric power. Yahoo  and Sabey Corp.  are also planning large facilities in the Quincy area.
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 tour of the new facility: http://www.mysanantonio.com/business/stories/MYSA031107.6R.MicrosoftDataCenter.2aecaa6.html
 planning in San Antonio: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/Jan/19/microsoft_confirms_huge_san_antonio_center.html
 Yahoo: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/yahoo-index.html
 Sabey Corp.: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2006/Aug/08/sabey_plans_100m_facility_in_wenatchee_wa.html
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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