Posted By Rich Miller On February 2, 2011 @ 1:03 pm In Microsoft | 2 Comments
Microsoft has bought land in Longmont, Colorado and plans to use the property for a modular data center, according to local media . The company has acquired a tract adjacent to a large Seagate Technologies facility in southwest Longmont, a city of about 86,000 which is about 35 miles north of Denver.
The property purchased by Microsoft is just eight acres, which suggests any data center development would be on a far smaller scale than the company’s other recent projects. Microsoft bought 175 acres of land for its new data center project in southern Virginia , 75 acres in Quincy, Washington  and 40 acres in West Des Moines, Iowa .
UPDATE: Microsoft confirms that it purchased the land, but says the project is not a data center. “The land that Microsoft purchased will not be used for a new Microsoft data center but will be a lab resource where Microsoft will be conducting research and data processing,” said a company spokesperson.
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 local media: http://www.bcbr.com/article.asp?id=55805
 southern Virginia: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2010/08/27/microsoft-picks-virginia-for-major-data-center/
 Quincy, Washington: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2011/01/04/microsofts-high-tech-modular-tractor-shed/
 West Des Moines, Iowa: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2011/01/10/microsoft-starts-building-iowa-data-center/
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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