Microsoft‘s long-term goal is becoming carbon negative by 2030. The company also will plan to use 100 percent renewable energy in all our data centers and facilities by 2025. Microsoft announced its plan to build a new data center region in Arizona. This sustainable data center, the West US 3 region, is expected to open in 2021. This investment will create over 100 permanent jobs across various functions in this region.
Partnership with Nox Innovations
The data center design and operations will contribute to the sustainability of Arizona facilities. In Arizona, Microsoft has Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. In addition to this, the company committed to zero waste-certified operations for this new region. The new data center region will deliver enterprise-grade cloud services, including Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365 and Power Platform.
The West US 3 region will also have availability zones, which are unique physical locations of datacenters with independent power, network, and cooling for additional tolerance to datacenter failures. Additionally, Microsoft has invested in solar energy generation and water conservation project in Arizona. The West US 3 region will be built with Nox Innovations. Nox Innovations will leverage the power of Microsoft HoloLens 2, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Remote Assist and Microsoft mixed reality partner solution VisualLive for the construction.