Microsoft, a US-based technology giant, has hired Ferrovial, a Spanish infrastructure firm, to build a Microsoft data centre in Madrid, the capital of Spain. Despite the fact that the contract’s value has not been made public, it may be worth several hundred million euros.
The tech giant intends to invest a total of over $12.75 billion in 17 different European regions. The data centre will likely be built in San Sebastian de Los Reyes, which is about 20 kilometres from Madrid. According to the Spanish daily, Microsoft also plans to construct two additional projects in Madrid to create Cloud services.
Cancellation of Swedish data centre expansion
Microsoft cancelled its expansion plans for one of its Swedish data centre sites in September 2022. The company cited a decline in demand for cloud services and secure data services in the area.
The Swedish Staffanstorp data centre was the subject of the plans; it was finished at the end of 2021. This was a component of Microsoft’s recently launched Sweden Central cloud region, which also saw the opening of its Gävle, Sandviken, and Staffanstorp facilities. The business made the decision to search for a different site location in Sweden to construct an entirely new facility.
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Microsoft’s data centres in the world
Some years ago, Microsoft reported that server component shortages had restricted how much it could invest in its data centre business. Those restrictions appear to be gone as the business plans to continue constructing a number of new data centres every year for the foreseeable future.
At the moment, Microsoft runs more than 200 data centres. Over 34 nations around the world are home to its operational and planned data centres. They are also connected by more than 165,000 miles of subsea cable.