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Microsoft uses Containers (called ITPACs) to build out its data centers. These Containers are Shipping Containers fitted with all the necessary climate control, networking, server racks and other hardware necessary to be a “mini” data center all in one.

Azure Regions

An Azure region is a set of data centers deployed within a latency-defined perimeter and connected through a dedicated regional low-latency network.

With more global regions than any other cloud provider, Azure gives customers the flexibility to deploy applications where they need to. Azure is generally available in 46 regions around the world, with plans announced for 8 additional regions.

Geographies

An Azure geography is a discrete market, typically containing two or more regions, that preserves data residency and compliance boundaries.

Geographies allow customers with specific data-residency and compliance needs to keep their data and applications close. Geographies are fault-tolerant to withstand complete region failure through their connection to our dedicated high-capacity networking infrastructure.

Availability Zones

Availability Zones are physically separate locations within an Azure region. Each Availability Zone is made up of one or more data centers equipped with independent power, cooling, and networking.

Availability Zones allow customers to run mission-critical applications with high availability and low-latency replication.

  • Operating 119 data centers in 30 markets.
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  • The company has 26 sites under construction.

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Microsoft Azure Locations

Microsoft: Douglasville 2

Microsoft is developing almost 1 million square feet of data center buildings in Douglasville, Georgia, as part of its East US 3 Azure data center region.

Microsoft: Mount Pleasant 4

Microsoft has completed the purchase of an additional 1,000 acres of land for its Mount Pleasant data center campus in Racine County, Wisconsin.

Microsoft Palmetto

Microsoft is acquiring more land for its data center campus in Palmetto. The facility will be located about two miles northeast of Palmetto, near a Lowe’s warehouse.

Microsoft Redmond Ridge

Built in July 2009, The 57,000 square foot Redmond Ridge 1 data center is about eight miles from Microsoft's headquarters campus in Redmond.

The site was a cultural shift for Microsoft employees at the time. At the time each development team had their own server labs on the Redmond campus. Today cloud computing is commonplace, but this data center forced the teams to think and develop software in terms of remote computing.

Microsoft: Gainesville, VA

Microsoft Corp. recently acquired 124 acres across two parcels at 13490 University Blvd. and 5941 Wellington Road. University Boulevard site is seeking an allowance for up to nearly 4 million square feet of data centers and a new electric substation.

Microsoft: IAD13

Microsoft is constructing another single-story data center building known as IAD13 at it's Aldie Campus. The facility will span 102,022 square feet at full build out.

Microsoft Douglasville

Microsoft is developing almost 1 million square feet of data center buildings in Douglasville, Georgia, as part of its East US 3 Azure data center region.

Microsoft: Prison Road Campus

Microsoft is building another data center campus near its Boydton site. Microsoft Corporation bought the vacant site where the Mecklenburg Correctional Center was once located at 960 Prison Road.

Microsoft Leesburg 1B

Microsoft's Leesburg campus is located next to the Leesburg Executive Airport. The facilities, known as IAD01-1 and IAD01-2, together comprise more than 245,000 sq ft (22,750 sq m).

Microsoft: MNZ03

Microsoft Corporation owns 83 acres of land located at 8008 Devlin Road in Bristow, Prince William County, Virginia, on which it is developing a multi-phase data center campus.

Microsoft: Leesburg 3

Microsoft's two data center buildings, known as IAD02 and IAD03, sit on a portion of the roughly 323 acres Microsoft acquired from the Peterson Cos. in 2018 for $73 million.

Microsoft: Malaga 3

Microsoft has filed plans to build a campus with three data centers in Malaga, Washington. The development will construct the first building on the site by the end of 2025, with potential for two more buildings by 2027.

Microsoft Bison Business Park

Microsoft is building a data center campus at Bison Business Park to support its West Central US Azure region. The plan was Announced in 2021.

Microsoft Leesburg 1A

Microsoft's Leesburg campus is located next to the Leesburg Executive Airport. The facilities, known as IAD01-1 and IAD01-2, together comprise more than 245,000 sq ft (22,750 sq m).

Microsoft: IAD12

Microsoft is constructing another single-story data center building known as IAD12 at it's Aldie Campus. The facility will span 148,233 square feet at full build out.

Microsoft East Point

Microsoft is building a data center campus on a 125-acre site located on Ben Hill Road in East Point.

Microsoft: Rome, GA

Announced in October 2023, the campus in Rome Georgia is known as ‘Project Firecracker' It''s situated on a 347-acre property on Huffaker Road, east of Fouche Gap Road.

Microsoft Maiden NC

Microsoft started work on its Boyd Farms data center, located off Zeb Haynes Road in Maiden, a town in Catawba and Lincoln counties.

MIcrosoft: Malaga, WA

Microsoft has filed plans to build a campus with three data centers in Malaga, Washington. Microsoft acquired more than 100 acres in a deal spread across two phases; Phase I is the Lojo Property, 72.5 acres at 5375 Malaga Alcoa Highway for which Microsoft paid $6.6 million.

Microsoft : Gainesville 2

Microsoft Corp. recently acquired 124 acres across two parcels at 13490 University Blvd. and 5941 Wellington Road. University Boulevard site is seeking an allowance for up to nearly 4 million square feet of data centers and a new electric substation.

Microsoft: Park Royal

Microsoft has started building a new £1 billion data center in Park Royal, west London, with construction scheduled to finish by early 2026.

Microsoft: Denver, CO

Microsoft has bought an undeveloped piece of land directly south of Denali Logistics Park. The 420-acre logistics and industrial park, has the ability to develop buildings that are up to 1.1 million square feet in size and can build up to 6 million in square feet total.

Microsoft: Douglasville 3

Microsoft is developing almost 1 million square feet of data center buildings in Douglasville, Georgia, as part of its East US 3 Azure data center region.

Microsoft Quincy MWH

Microsoft was one of the first companies to build a data center in Quincy. In 2006 Microsoft constructed the first phase (470,000 square feet) of the ‘Columbia Data Center’ in Quincy, Washington

Microsoft: Mount Pleasant 2

Microsoft has completed the purchase of an additional 1,000 acres of land for its Mount Pleasant data center campus in Racine County, Wisconsin.

Microsoft: Eggborough

Microsoft is proposing to develop a new UK data center campus on the site of a decommissioned power station in Eggborough, North Yorkshire. Microsoft aims to build two two-story data centers on part of the former Eggborough power station.

Microsoft: Douglasville 4

Microsoft is developing almost 1 million square feet of data center buildings in Douglasville, Georgia, as part of its East US 3 Azure data center region.

Microsoft: Centurion, South Africa

Microsoft plans to construct an expansive data centre campus in Kosmosdal area of the city, to the south of Pretoria. Microsoft will be the first US cloud provider to enter in South Africa.

Microsoft: Malaga 2

Microsoft has filed plans to build a campus with three data centers in Malaga, Washington. The development will construct the first building on the site by the end of 2025, with potential for two more buildings by 2027.

Microsoft: San Antonio SAT16

Microsoft plans to build yet another data center SAT16 at its campus at 3555 Westover Link in San Antonio. The project is described as a building shell and fit out associated with 245,000 square foot (22,760 sqm) data center.

Microsoft IAD11

Microsoft's single-story data center building, known as IAD11, is located at 41840 Growth Mindset Ln, Stone Ridge. The facility comprises 244,713 square feet of gross floor area (GFA).

Microsoft: Leesburg 2

Microsoft's two data center buildings, known as IAD02 and IAD03, sit on a portion of the roughly 323 acres Microsoft acquired from the Peterson Cos. in 2018 for $73 million.

Microsoft: Mount Pleasant 3

Microsoft has completed the purchase of an additional 1,000 acres of land for its Mount Pleasant data center campus in Racine County, Wisconsin.

Microsoft: MNZ02

Microsoft has begun work on a new data center campus in Prince William County, Virginia. Microsoft is constructing two 3-story data center buildings, known as MNZ01 and MNZ02, which will comprise 623,360 square feet.

Microsoft Azure Data Center Photos


Microsoft's Boydton Virginia Data Center
Posted in Microsoft Boydton VA
Source: Microsoft Austria

Microsoft's Boydton Data Center Expansion (in Progress) as of 2018
Posted in Microsoft Boydton VA
Source: Google Maps

Expanding in Middenmeer
Posted in Microsoft Amsterdam
Source: Microsoft

Cold Aisle Row
Posted in Microsoft Cheyenne
Source: Microsoft

Microsoft Campus in Quincy
Posted in Microsoft Quincy MWH
Source: Microsoft

ITPACs at Microsoft's Quincy Campus
Posted in Microsoft Quincy MWH
Source: Microsoft

Two MSFT Facilities Built as of 2018 on the TRP Campus
Posted in Microsoft Texas Research Park
Source: Google Maps

Canyon Park Business Center
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Satellite View
Posted in Microsoft Canyon Park
Source: Google Maps

Microsoft's Campus in Cheyenne
Posted in Microsoft Cheyenne
Source: Microsoft

Satellite View of 23050 NE 102 St in Redmond
Posted in Microsoft Redmond Ridge

Row of Server Cabinets at "Redmond Ridge 1"
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Another Row of Cabinets
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Source: Foursquare

Microsoft: Grange Castle Business Park, Clondalkin
Posted in Microsoft Dublin DB3 Grange

Entrance to Microsoft's DB3 Facility
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Source: Dublin Economic Monitor

State of Azure Locations as of July 2019
Source: Microsoft

Conceptual Azure Regions and Availability Zones diagram
Source: Microsoft

Container Canyon" area
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Northlake substation on campus
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Gens stacked up
Posted in Microsoft Chicago Northlake
Source: MH Architects

Cooling Towers
Posted in Microsoft Chicago Northlake
Source: MH Architects

MSFT Grange Castle Campus as of early 2020
Posted in Microsoft Dublin Grange Castle
Map shows 5 buildings with 2 expansion building under construction as of early 2020
Microsoft Middenmeer Data Center Campus Map
Posted in Microsoft Amsterdam

Map shows 5 buildings with 2 expansion building under construction as of early 2020


7AZ group of buildings under construction in circa 2017
Posted in Microsoft Amsterdam

Microsoft's Goodyear Airport project plan
Posted in Microsoft PHX10
Source: Joshua Bowling/The Republic

PHX-10 and PHX-11 layout
Posted in Microsoft PHX10
Source: Joshua Bowling/The Republic

Yellow area shows the 147 acre lot acquired in 2019
Posted in Microsoft Goodyear Campus

Map shows the 259 acre lot Microsoft acquired in 2018
Posted in Microsoft PHX10

Outside of Microsoft Woodlands 9 story facility
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Source: gmaps

Front side
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Source: gmaps

Microsoft's Sweden data center in Gävle
Posted in Microsoft Gävle, Sweden

Rending of 1 of the proposed MSFT data centers in Hoffman Estates
Posted in Microsoft Hoffman Estates 1

Proposed Microsoft Campus Plan
Posted in Microsoft Hoffman Estates 1
Source: Hoffman Estates

The former AT&T campus is shaped like a old telephone
Posted in Microsoft Hoffman Estates 1

MSFT Expansion next to Valero data center
Posted in Microsoft SAT14

Satellite image of MSFT's campus as of 2022
Posted in Microsoft Des Moines Project Alluvion

Satellite view of the Grant Ave campus as of 2022
Posted in Microsoft Des Moines

rendering of the Osmium campus
Posted in Microsoft Des Moines Project Osmium

Conover campus site plan
Posted in Microsoft Conover NC

Site plan as of June 2022
Posted in Microsoft Hillcrest Campus

Campus plans as of December 2022
Posted in Microsoft Clarksville, VA

MSFT Site plan
Posted in Microsoft IAD11

Site plan as of early 2024
Posted in Microsoft East Point
Source: MSFT

Microsoft Balls Road Manassas Data center campus structure
Posted in Microsoft: Jacksonville Road
Source: S Army Corps of Engineers

Approximate project area for Microsoft MNZ03 Data center
Posted in Microsoft: MNZ03

Microsoft expansion in Mount Pleasant, WI
Posted in Microsoft: Mount Pleasant 2

Microsoft expansion in Mount Pleasant WI
Posted in Microsoft: Mount Pleasant 3

Microsoft expansion in Mount Pleasant WI
Posted in Microsoft: Mount Pleasant 4

Microsoft's property at Louis Sorenson Road
Posted in Microsoft: Mount Pleasant 5
Source: Google Maps

Microsoft acquired 290 acres in Pataskala
Posted in Microsoft: Refugee Rd, Pataskala
Source: Google Maps

Rendering of Microsoft's Park Royal Data center
Posted in Microsoft: Park Royal
Source: Microsoft

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