Microsoft Channel 9 talks datacenters with Christian Belady

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Awards, Data Centers, Reliability
Check out this video conversation with Microsoft’s Channel 9 host Laura Foy and General Manager of Datacenter Services Christian Belady. The two discuss a range of topics including Microsoft’s datacenter evolution, Christian’s recent Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award, and the future of datacenters in the move to the cloud. Read More >>

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Microsoft’s Cloud Is Growing Again! 100+ Jobs Posted This Week

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If you love technology and enjoy tackling big challenges, come join the team at Microsoft where we’re building one of the largest and most advanced cloud infrastructure operations. We have more than 100 cloud infrastructure job openings posted this week within the Global Foundation Services (GFS) organization. GFS is responsible for designing, building, securing and operating the data centers and networks that support Microsoft’s 200+ cloud services, including Bing, Xbox Live, Office 365, and Windows Azure. Today, I’m highlighting three roles created to help our Data Center Services (DCS) team plan and manage a massive global expansion of our cloud infrastructure. Read More >>

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Microsoft’s Christian Belady receives Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award

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Christian Belady, Microsoft’s general manager of Data Center Services, received the Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award by DatacenterDynamics at their inaugural North American Awards ceremony in San Francisco last week. Belady was honored for his years of contributions to the data center community, including as a founding member of ASHRAE’s TC9.9, an early architect of The Green Grid and the originator of the broadly-used power usage effectiveness (PUE) metric to measure energy efficiency of a data center. Read More >>

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Microsoft wins 2013 Data Center of the Year Award from ICT Excellence for Dublin Facility

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Earlier this month, Microsoft’s Ireland Data Center received the 2013 Data Center of the Year Award from Ireland’s ICT Excellence. The 13th annual ICT Excellence Awards ceremony was held on May 16 in Dublin, Ireland, and recognizes the achievements of outstanding performers in Ireland’s business technology sector. The Dublin data center was honored for demonstrating ‘innovation, awareness of its environmental impact, integrated thinking, and how the facility needed to be developed to meet current and future needs. Read More >>

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2012’s Big Moments in the Microsoft Cloud

Many of us spend time reflecting this time of year. At least I do. And while there are certainly times we need to evaluate, learn, and grow from the various challenges we face, at year’s end I like to celebrate the positives and remember all the hard work our extended teams contributed to make them possible. I’d like to share a list of some of the big moments from my perspective – through the lens of the support the Global Foundation Services’ team provided to manage Microsoft’s growing cloud infrastructure. These were big moments in how they influenced our business and the lasting impact they will have on the company. Read More >>

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