Microsoft Azure: Microsoft to develop a $317m Chilean data center region

Jan 25, 2022 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Microsoft has filed plans to develop a data center in Santiago, Chile. The data center is to cost the company $317 million. Microsoft first revealed its plans for a data center region in the country in December 2020. It is now finally actualizing its plans by filing its SLC03 project for assessment with Chile’s environmental evaluation service. Microsoft intends to develop the data center on a 6.8-hectare site in Quilicura, Santiago. The facility will consist of a single data center building that is split into two. It will also be developed in two phases, with the first phase estimated to take up to 17 months to complete.

The filing shows that the development will have an administrative building with a 26MWA substation. Currently, the company has only one Latin American Azure region in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It launched the region in 2014. Microsoft also has regions planned on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Querétaro, Mexico.

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