US Tech giants Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is reportedly in talks to purchase a further 20 acres of land to construct a data centre hub in Dublin.
The data centre would be accompanied by a 120-person office development in Dublin, according to recently published article by Independent.ie.
The report made mention that the plot of land is next to Microsoft’s existing data centre campus in Dublin, located within Grange Castle Business Park.
Data Economy reached out to Microsoft for comment to which the company is yet to respond.
No financial details were disclosed and there is yet to be confirmation from the company regarding the data centre’s MW capacity as well as when construction on the facility is set to begin.
Microsoft are not the only ones taking a slice of the Ireland pie as last week, Amazon’s conditional planning permission for its data centre in Ireland was granted as the company charged full steam ahead towards the construction of the facility.
The planning permission, submitted by US firm, CAP Developments LLC on behalf of Amazon Data Services Ireland Ltd, saw the approval of the construction of a two-storey data centre facility with a maximum overall height on 25 metres.
Elsewhere, Microsoft unveiled its plans to establish a new cloud data centre region in Qatar, in December 2019, to deliver its cloud services and expand the Microsoft global cloud infrastructure.
The tech giants will see its cloud infrastructure grow to 55 cloud regions in 20 countries, and the new region is anticipated to be available starting with Microsoft Azure in 2021, and Office 365, Dynamics 365 and Power Platform to follow.
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