Microsoft said it will soon open new facilities in Dublin, Ireland, and Chicago. The data centers will support Microsoft services such as its new search offering, Bing, and Azure, its cloud computing platform. The Dublin facility, to open on Wednesday, will be the largest for Microsoft outside of the U.S. It covers 303,000 square feet and uses outside air to cool the facility, for power consumption savings. The Chicago facility, scheduled to open July 20, will be more than twice as large, covering 700,000 square feet. Two-thirds of the center will be able to accommodate servers in containers.
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