Tuesday 27 September 2016

Microsoft completes latest phase of Dublin data expansion, bringing investment to €1bn

Independent.ie reporters

Published 10/11/2015 | 14:31

The Microsoft data centre at Grange Park in Dublin
The Microsoft data centre at Grange Park in Dublin

Microsoft has completed the latest phase of its data facility expansion in Dublin bringing investment in its data facilities here to €1bn.

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The expansion, in Ireland and the Netherlands, means that both markets will serve as cloud computing hubs for European customers.

They provide customers with more choice and increased

opportunities to innovate more quickly, enabling growth for local economies, the company said.

Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella also announced plans to offer commercial cloud services from the UK today. Microsoft Azure and Office 365 will be generally available from local UK-based data centres in late 2016 with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online following later.

Cathriona Hallahan, MD, Microsoft Ireland said: “We are delighted to share details of further expansion of the Irish based data centre during our year of celebrations marking our 30th anniversary of investing in Ireland.”

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