Site: Microsoft Boydton VA

Company: Microsoft Azure
Country: Virginia
Country: United States
Region: North America
Region: Americas
Region: World
Total Building SqFt: 1,100,000

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's Investment

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)

Green Energy

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.”

Map and Nearby Locations:

101 Herbert Dr, Boydton, VA 23917

Microsoft's Boydton Virginia Data Center
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Microsoft's Boydton Data Center Expansion (in Progress) as of 2018
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State of Azure Locations as of July 2019
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Conceptual Azure Regions and Availability Zones diagram
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