Microsoft has announced that it is to expand it’s current Data Center in a $130 million investment to meet the needs of growing demand for it’s Cloud services.
The expansion will create 400 construction jobs over the next 12 months and will employ 50 to 70 once complete.
Commenting on the announcement, Microsoft CFO, Peter Klien had this to say:“This investment shows where we are placing our bets for the future. As customers embrace Microsoft cloud services such as Office 365, Windows Live, Xbox Live, Bing and the Windows Azure platform, we are investing in regional cloud infrastructure to meet their needs.”“We are delighted to build on the long history of Microsoft investment and partnership in Ireland, starting in 1985. As we expand our Dublin data centre, we remain committed to efficiency and sustainability. Our expanded facility will be 50 percent more efficient than traditional data centres, and will use renewable wind energy when available. I would like to thank the Irish government and its agencies – particularly the IDA – for its continued support for Microsoft as we grow and invest here”