Microsoft’s Dublin Data Center: Room to Grow

An aerial view of the Microsoft data center in Dublin showing the rooftop air handler units atop the first phased of the facility, as well as the vacant roof space available for additional air handlers as the remainder of the facility is built out.

An aerial view of the Microsoft data center in Dublin showing the rooftop air handler units atop the first phased of the facility, as well as the vacant roof space available for additional air handlers as the remainder of the facility is built out (click photo for larger version of image).

The Dublin data center went live on July 1, when more than 303,000 square feet of space was put into operations. The building totals 550,000 square feet, allowing for additonal expansion as Microsoft fills the facility with servers. The data center was one of the largest construction projects in Ireland over last 12 months, requiring approximately 1 million man-hours to complete and a workforce of close to 2,100 at peak.

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