Microsoft to Spend on Data Center in Korea

Microsoft has decided to spend more than W10 trillion on building a data center in Korea (US$1=W1,062). Gyeonggi Province, which surrounds Seoul, and Busan on the nation’s southeast coast are being eyed as potential locations.

According to construction industry sources and Microsoft Korea, the U.S. company will buy a 330,000 sq.m plot of land to build the center, and has already dispatched a team to oversee the project.

The team has been touring the candidate sites to find suitable locations. They also reportedly met with officials from Cheong Wa Dae and other government agencies to discuss the project.

englishnews@chosun.com / Feb. 13, 2014 11:06 KST