Microsoft plans to invest $250 million to build a new data center in Finland. The new facility will serve Microsoft consumers in Europe. The announcement was made in conjunction with Microsoft's bid to acquire Nokia's device business.
Microsoft operates a major data center in Dublin, Ireland.
- In February 2012, Microsoft announced an additional US$130 million investment to expand its data centre located in Dublin, Ireland. The expansion is driven by increased demand for Microsoft’s cloud services. This investment builds on the original $500m investment Microsoft made in the Dublin data centre, which has been operational since July 2009, serving customers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).