Microsoft’s Brad Smith gives a tour of Microsoft’s massive data centre in Quincy, Washington, where the company runs its cloud operations.
Microsoft Quincy MWH Data Centre is located at 1515 Port Industrial Way, Quincy, WA, USA. The gross building size for this location has not been provided. The gross colocation space is not available for this data centre. No power information has been offered for this location. We found 4 data centre locations within 50 miles of this facility. No certifications are specified for this location.
This comes as they were the first of the big tech to set up a data centre in Africa.
Microsoft has earlier missed its initial data and didn’t give a reason for not going live in 2018 as promised. Regardless of that miss, they remain first in launching data centres in Africa.
As a means to empower people and organisations across Africa, Microsoft says it’s working to support start-ups and NGOs in Africa that have the means to end significant challenges such as scarcity of water, economic decay, and environmental infrastructure. It said in a blog post:
“Africa has the potential to help lead the technology revolution; therefore, Microsoft is empowering organizations and people to drive economic development, inclusive growth, and digital transformation.”
Other benefits that come with the cloud innovation include the challenges with farming. Farming in Africa has suffered neglect for so long. There is so much that farmers can achieve with technology. For instance, a farmer’s knowledge and intuition about his farm can boost the farm’s productivity and reduce wastes resulting from ignorance.