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Microsoft to invest $700 million in new data centre to support cloud service & Xbox Live

Monday, 24th June 2013 09:45 GMT By Dave Cook

Microsoft has confirmed it will invest around $700 million in a new data centre in Des Moines, Iowa. The facility will support the growing demand for Microsoft’s cloud computing services and Xbox Live moving forward, a Microsoft exec has stated.

GI.biz reports that the investment will take Microsoft’s total spend in the region to around $1 billion.

In a statement sent to the Des Moines Register, general manager of Microsoft’s data centre services Christian Belady said that the investment “supports the growing demand for Microsoft’s cloud services.”

The news follows Microsoft’s statement that Xbox Live will be spread across some 300,000 by the time its next-gen console launches in November.

Meanwhile, Microsoft has denied a November 27 release date for Xbox One.

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11 Comments

  1. Bam007

    So they are allegedly investing $1 billion into Xbox One games and now there is $700 million for Xbox LIVE? Well holy hell, I hope to see where the money goes when it’s time for the console to launch.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. ps3fanboy

    oh boy, microsofts have taken water over their heads.. this is not gonna end very good for them. you don’t need to be an expert to see this is going the way the chicken is kicking. the xbots should prepare for the funeral.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. KineticCalvaria

    @2, I… hmm… eh, what?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Zensi

    @2 Seriously, I want to know who you are… So I can knock some sense into you

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Genesis1295

    @4 Completely agree, his a disease to this website sick of seeing his pointless comments on every article.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. stretch215

    I think ps3boy secretly loves MS, that’s why he can’t resist commenting on every single article. It’s like when you’re a kid abd you tease the girl you really have a crush on. He is clearly a child, and this is how he shows his love.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. MCTJim

    Its nice to see that are truly investing in next gen. 700 million is peanuts for MS. Its not like they are just doing this in one payment. This will be done over the course of a few years.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. manamana

    @stretch ” He is clearly a child, and this is how he shows his love.” Beautiful words. :-)

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Maabren

    I belive ps3fanboy are an Xbot, trolling just to make Sony look bad. It’s the only way this kind of shit make sence.

    On topic, MS have to deliver in USA, or else they may loose to much against Sony and Nintendo.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. wildBoar

    Yeah, I’ve said it before, this is not exclusive to Live.. They’re playing that angle to court gamers. “Oh Microsoft you DO care about us”. But this is for all kinds of windows shit as well. It’s completely unknown how much presedence XBL is gonna take on those servers.
    And they didn’t even want to comment on whether those “300k” Servers were PHYSICAL. If they’re digital that’s a complete fucking lie.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. cozican2013

    Should have just given me £700 million

    #11 2 years ago

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