Microsoft capitalises on Irish climate with new data centre

Microsoft capitalises on Irish climate with new data centre

The Irish weather played a role in securing 20 new jobs at Microsoft in Dublin, with climate reducing temperature management costs at data centres.

The Irish weather played a role in securing 20 new jobs at Microsoft in Dublin, with climate reducing temperature management costs at data centres.

During the week, Microsoft opened its newly-expanded data centre in Dublin, the result of a €170 million investment, and Ireland's weather played a key role.

"One of the huge benefits is the perfect climate for data centres. We operate an airside-outside system, which means we open the windows and let air in. It...

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