Microsoft Expands Datacenter Presence in Iowa

Last week, the City of West Des Moines announced that Microsoft will expand its datacenter presence in West Des Moines, Iowa, paving the way for one of its Generation 5 cloud-scale datacenters that will enhance reliability and redundancy of our cloud services via software integration. When complete, the datacenter will be one of the largest in the Microsoft portfolio with over one million square feet of colocation and support space. Read More >>

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Microsoft’s Cloud Server Engineer to Share Optimized Server Best Practices at Open Server Summit

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Business Impact, Data Centers, Events, Reliability, Server Design
Servers represent an essential component in any datacenter operation. Once a datacenter is built, the servers and energy required to power them are the two largest recurring expenditures, and some datacenter operators aren’t aware of this fact. Kushagra Vaid, General Manager for Server Engineering, will keynote at the Open Server Summit in San Francisco on October 24 to share how Microsoft optimizes its servers for cloud service delivery. Read More >>

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Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services and Windows Azure Receive FedRAMP JAB P-ATO

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Business Impact, Data Centers, Reliability, Security and Compliance
I am pleased to announce that after a rigorous review process, Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services (GFS) organization, in conjunction with Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud platform, has been granted Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Joint Authorization Board (JAB). The press release is available here. Read More >>

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Microsoft’s recruiting more Engineers for its expanding Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft has 38 years of experience in software design, and well-known business and consumer products like Windows, Office, and Xbox wouldn’t exist without the software developers who helped create them. Software is at the core of Microsoft’s own infrastructure where it’s being used to advance the scalability, reliability, and efficiency of our service operations. Today we’re hiring the next software development stars to help us grow our global cloud-scale infrastructure to meet the incredible customer demand for Microsoft’s 200+ cloud services. Read More >>

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

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Awards, Data Centers
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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