(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Tech giant Microsoft is set to construct a new data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The move was announced by the state’s governor in a press release on Monday.
The facility will come at a price of $112 million, be part of the company’s cloud infrastructure and eventually provide high tech jobs for forty employees.
“This new data center will enable the best possible delivery of services to our current and future customers. My team and I look forward to engaging in the deployment of our latest data center solution in Cheyenne,” commented Microsoft’s Christian Belady.
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead initially expressed interest in making the state focus on data centers during his campaign before being elected, according to the press release. “Wyoming is a perfect fit for data centers. We have abundant, affordable energy. Our naturally cool climate decreases costs for data centers and we have redundant fiber optics,” commented Mead.
The move follows the February approval of state legislation offering companies incentives for constructing their facilities in Wyoming. According to a report from Data Center Knowledge, Cheyenne already serves as home to two data centers covering supercomputing and more. For more information regarding Microsoft’s upcoming facility in the area, view a press release from the Governor’s office here (governor.wy.gov).