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Microsoft Purchases 65 Acres in Silicon Valley amid Reported Cloud and Internet Expansion

Microsoft's new Silicon Valley land is planned to contain 437,000 square feet of offices, housing up to 2,200 employees. The purchase came in at $73.2 million.

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has bought 65 acres of land in San Jose, Silicon Valley, for a reported $73.2 million. It sits on State Route 237, between Milpitas and Alviso, and on the western banks of the Coyote River.

It's an important location – one where tech campuses have begun to spring up, but Microsoft's focus will be cloud and internet.

“We continuously explore opportunities to meet the needs of a future based on cloud computing and internet services, so we're thrilled to find a great one in the heart of Silicon Valley,” said Christian Belady, general manager of Infrastructure and Operations to Mercury News.

The land was allegedly sold by a group of families associated with Cilker Orchards, a real estate trust who produces olives and walnuts in the valley.

“We welcome Microsoft's substantial investment in San Jose, as it seeks to meet the world's burgeoning demand for cloud capacity,” San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.

Surrounded by Tech Giants

Microsoft's new location puts it just a short distance from other tech giants. The nearby Alviso houses SanDisk, Polycom, ST Electronics, Brocade Communications, and Global foundry.

Tech companies appear to be buying land in the area en-mass, with a downtown transit development, with an upcoming San Jose campus, and Adobe with a major expansion.

According to signs on the site, Microsoft is proposing four office buildings at a total of 437,000 square feet, which could have 2,200 employees, according to regulations.

Ryan Maskell
Ryan Maskellhttps://ryanmaskell.co.uk
Ryan has had a passion for gaming and technology since early childhood. Fusing the skills from his Creative Writing and Publishing degree with profound technical knowledge, he enjoys covering news about Microsoft. As an avid writer, he is also working on his debut novel.

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