Microsoft to Expand Dublin Data Centre
Microsoft has announced plans to expand its Sandyford-based EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Asia) data centre, with an investment of €98 million. Expanding its data centre is in-line with the company's recent moves to get away from the more traditional hard-packaged software and towards its SAAS (software-as-a-service) future. At partner training a few weeks ago, a Microsoft employee told us that the future for Microsoft was the cloud and that's where the majority of their focus will be. The expansion of the Dublin data centre could be an excellent step for Irish businesses, which already benefit from the company's presence and considerable workforce. The Dublin data centre currently serves a multitude of countries such as France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden, Czech Republic, Italy and Romania and hosts services like Office 365
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