Great to read on the MS Datacenters blog that we are bringing the Dublin datacenter live tomorrow, July 1st.

http://blogs.technet.com/msdatacenters/archive/2009/06/29/microsoft-brings-two-more-mega-data-centers-online-in-july.aspx

The Dublin, Ireland, data center is our first mega data center built outside of the United States. This building covers 303,000 square feet, with 5.4 mega watts of critical power available now. Over time, the data center can expand to a total of 22.2 mega watts of critical power, growing with our business and customer demand. The facility makes extensive use of outside air economization to cool the facility year round, resulting in greater power efficiency with a resultant reduction in carbon footprint.

Let’s hope we will be able to set the geo location bit for Azure applications soon to keep the data in Europe. This might be interesting for legal reasons and for bandwidth/network speed related challenges.