Microsoft is placing one other $700 million towards its data center infrastructure within the Midwest, increasing its presence in Iowa to assist assist the expansion of providers together with Xbox Reside and Workplace 365.
In accordance to the Des Moines Register, Microsoft has been revealed as the company behind a big data center project in West Des Moines, identified as “Project Mountain.” The identification of the company behind the project had beforehand been stored secret. The initiative will convey Microsoft’s whole data center funding within the state to greater than $1 billion.
The company mentioned beforehand that it will be backing Xbox Reside for Xbox One with some 300,000 servers as it makes an attempt to shift to a cloud-based mannequin for the console. That was earlier than the company relented on the net insurance policies for the console, however Microsoft nonetheless clearly has an enormous requirement for new data center capability.
AllThingsD notes that Google and Facebook have additionally been investing closely in data facilities in Iowa.