A Look at Microsoft's Data Center Construction

Microsoft’s new hybrid data centers in Chicago and Dublin are among the largest and most ambitious data center construction programs ever undertaken. These facilities will each span 500,000 square feet and cost approximately $500 million. ChannelWeb has a slideshow with photos from the early construction efforts in both Chicago and Dublin. If you’re interested in data center construction, you’ll also want to check out the live web cam at the site of Terremark’s NAP of the Capital Region in Culpeper, Virginia.

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.