Microsoft has filed to build two new data centers at a site in San Jose, California, it has been reported. The proposal details plans for two-building on a 632,000-square-foot campus on 22 vacant acres near the intersection of Orchard Parkway and Component Drive. These two new additions have ...
Company: Microsoft Azure
Country: United States
Region: North America
The Boydton site has strong fiber connectivity from existing routes supporting a government data center in the region. The fiber optic network of the Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative (MBC) was described as a”key component” in Microsoft’s decision to locate in Virginia. The 175-acre site features a 40-acre graded pad. The site is served by Dominion Virginia Power.
Microsoft has invested over $2 billion into the project since 2010.
- 2010 $499 million
- 2011: $150 million
- 2013: $348 million
- 2014: Announced a $346.7 million Expansion
- 2015: $402.4 million
- 2019: MSFT announced its sixth expansion. Mecklenburg County provided a $1.5 grant to support the expansion (in addition to the sales and use tax exemptions already obtained)
In May 2018, Microsoft announced the purchase of 315-megawatts of energy from two new solar projects in the Commonwealth of Virginia, which represented the single largest corporate purchase of solar energy in the United States.”