Gallery: Microsoft's Dublin Data Center

The exterior of the new super-efficient Microsoft data center in Dublin, Ireland.

The exterior of the new energy-efficient Microsoft data center in Dublin, Ireland.

Microsoft’s new data center in Dublin will power much of the company’s global cloud computing operation, while using far less energy and water than typically consumed in other data centers of this scale. We’ve put together a photo gallery offers a closer look at the design innovations driving its efficiency, including photos of the server room and data center interior and a diagram of the free cooling system. See our photo feature, Inside Microsoft’s Dublin Mega Data Center.

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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.

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  1. Rex

    One feature baffles me - with overhead power, networking, and cooling obvious in the photos and drawing, why does the drawing show a raised floor approximately 3 feet high? What purpose does that serve?

  2. Hill

    There is no raised floor, it's concrete

  3. Anthony Rafter,Electrical building services student

    Currently I am carrying out a study with Dublin Institute of Technology concerning power usage in data centres and Lv distribution in data centres. It would be great to get some input on this Data Centre , such as planning for inrush currents , clean supply , and reliability. If there would be a chance of a site visit it would be much appreciated. Kind Regards Anthony Rafter