To San Antonio, that is. Microsoft, Christus Santa Rosa Hospital Systems, Lowe’s, and the National Security Agency are also building their data centers here.
Why? The City of San Antonio owns the local power company City Public Service. So we all own it. And we have fairly (comparatively) cheap power. And lots of room. And thanks to companies like USAA we have a fine telecommunications infrastructure.
Add in CityNAP and we have the beginnings of something really cool here – driving technology to San Antonio.
Not that we haven’t had our fair share of technology successes. The first real PC (Datapoint), LAN (ArcNet), widely deployed home LAN (PromiseLAN) and WiFi (802.11 MAC) all have their roots here. Luckily, I have worked with many of the people that made those strides forward.
“All your data centers are belong to us”! 🙂
Microsoft Corp. has broken ground on its new 447,000-square-foot data center in the Westover Hills area in Northwest San Antonio. Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) will use the center to house tens of thousands of servers that will provide information and Web-based applications to Internet users worldwide. Click here to find out more! “The community in San Antonio has been very welcoming and has shown a great commitment to growing next-generation businesses,” says Debra Chrapaty, corporate vice president for global foundation services at Microsoft. “The city offered many advantages, one of the most vital being affordable, ample power.” The data center is slated to be completed in July 2008 and will create 75 technology jobs. “The benefits of Microsoft coming to San Antonio begin with the addition of 75 high-paying jobs, but that is just a beginning,” San Antonio Mayor Phil Hardberger says. “Microsoft’s investment already has raised the profile of San Antonio as a place for technology companies to do business.