Scug.be and MEET Belgium will be visiting the Microsoft Datacenter in Dublin

7:54 pm in dublin, MEET, msft by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]

 

Packing bags for the first time in 2013. Destination will be the Microsoft Datacenter in Dublin. Looking forward to it with some members of SCUG.be and MEET ( Check out http://microsoft.be/meet )

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Fast facts about Microsoft’s Online, Live Services and Cloud Services:

  • Bing supports over 2 billion queries/month; Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite hosts one million+ people on e-mail; and Windows Live ID processes more than 1 billion authentications per day.

Fast facts about the Dublin data centre:

  • The data centre – one of the largest construction projects in the Republic of Ireland over last 12 months – has taken approximately one million man-hours to complete and involved a workforce close to 2,100 at peak. The facility covers 303,000 square feet and can generate up to 5.4 megawatts of critical power, with the potential to expand to a total of 22.2 megawatts of critical power.
  • Making use of the low ambient air temperatures in Ireland, the facility uses ‘free air’ cooling almost exclusively. This means the operating environment can be maintained without mechanical or refrigerated cooling systems for over 95% of the time. Mechanical cooling typically represents ~38% of the power consumed in traditional data centres.
  • This cooling system eliminates the necessity for chilled water cooling systems, used in traditional data centres. This saves ~18 million litres of water each month.
  • The facility uses latest generation IT hardware, designed through tight collaboration with manufacturers to deliver the highest performance, lowest power consumption and least heat generation. These systems are shipped to the data centre preinstalled into server racks, resulting in substantial reductions in transportation and packaging overheads.

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Hope it Helps ,

Kenny Buntinx