• Paul Fingleton

Microsoft plans Data Centre expansion in Ireland and Europe

Still celebrating 30 years in Ireland, Microsoft today announced the latest phase of expansion for it's Data Centre facilities in Ireland and the Netherlands, Both these sites serve as cloud computing hubs for European customers of Azure, Office 365, Dynamics CRM Online and Xbox Live.

As one of the largest cloud operators in the world, Microsoft has invested more than $15 billion in building a resilient cloud infrastructure and cloud services that deliver high availability and security while lowering overall costs.

Commenting today, 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.”

Microsoft 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 shortly thereafter. Built on foundational trusted cloud principles of security, privacy and control, compliance and transparency, these services will offer customers data residency in the UK, bringing world-class reliability and performance to government organisations, regulated industries and other businesses.

“At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and organisation on the planet to achieve more,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft. “By expanding our data centre regions in the UK, Netherlands and Ireland we aim to give local businesses and organisations of all sizes the transformative technology they need to seize new global growth,”

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