Microsoft Planning to Build New Data Center Campus in Australia

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Sienna Rowley
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Silicon Valley tech giant, Microsoft is planning to build a new data center campus in West Sydney, Australia.

According to AFR, Australia’s biggest financial review, and business news provider website said that the Windows Operating System developer company is planning to build a new data center campus in the Kemps Creek region.

The campus will be within a new industrial estate which is currently being developed by Frasers and local fund manager Altis Property Partners in New South Wales.

AFR reports that Microsoft is planning to build a 190MW facility that will spread over 14.4 hectares.

The construction of Microsoft’s campus at Kemps Creek is estimated to be about $1.3 billion.

The New South Wales Government documents state that the Kemps Creeks data center campus in New South Wales’ Penrith city will include two two-story data storage buildings, an office, 61 generators, and also an on-site substation.

The whole site includes a total area of about 17.38 hectares.

Additionally, the total area of data halls will be about 65,354 sqm. And, as per a government document, the design and plan at the moment are being carried out for two 48MW centers, and in the future, a third data center will be assigned as a future build. On completion, the trio will hold a total of 144MW capacity.

At the moment, Microsoft has three Australian Azure cloud regions located in New South Wales, Victoria, and Canberra.

Some other prominent cloud players developing large-scale data centers in Sydney are; AirTrunk, Macquarie Data Centres, NextDC, and DCI.

Featured Image: planningportal.nsw.gov.au

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