Last month Apple announced they are looking to spend one billion U.S. dollars to build a gigantic 45,000 square meters data center in North Carolina, this week Microsoft invited selected reporters, customers and partners to see their new data center.
This new data center, which is located near Chicago, is 65,000 square meters with room for 56 containers, capable of holding 2,000 servers each. Currently they only have 12 containers installed but Microsoft expect to utilize the entire data center later on. The estimated price for all the hardware will be more than 500 million dollars.
So where exactly is this shiny new data center? First of all, it’s not shiny or fancy. It’s located in a regular warehouse in one of the many industrial areas of Chicago. Second, the exact location is confidential and there’s no signs pointing in it’s direction…
I guess all we will ever see to this new data center is via the online applications that we might run through it’s servers!