Microsoft in Dublin multi-million expansion
MICROSOFT is expanding its data centre in a $130m (€98m) spend on its cloud computing services.
The company said the expansion will also lead to the creation of 400 construction jobs over the next 12 months and when completed the centre will employ an additional 50 to 70 staff.
The data centre has been operational since July 2009 and provides computer capacity to Microsoft customers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Microsoft said the expanded facility will be 50pc more efficient than traditional data centres and will use wind energy when available.
''Investments like this reinforce our growing reputation as a leading world-wide location in cloud computing,'' commented IDA Ireland's chief executive Barry O'Leary.
Microsoft employs over 1,100 people in Ireland.