Microsoft Cloud-Scale Data Center designs

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Data Centers, Efficiency and Sustainability, Security and Compliance
In a post last month, I shared some new details about how Microsoft focuses on the use of software to engineer resiliency into our global network of cloud-scale data centers. I explained the fundamental shift we’ve made to viewing data centers through a systems integrator model, where we look at every aspect of the physical and operational environment as a component of an integrated system to drive continual improvement in performance, efficiency and service availability. By sharing the responsibility for service availability – from development to data center – we’re breaking down the silos that traditionally separate IT engineering activities, allowing Microsoft to define the data center environment as a converged ecosystem delivering improved reliability of our services and more satisfied customers. Read More >>

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The Gravitational Pull Was Too Strong

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Business Impact, Data Centers, Efficiency and Sustainability
Many of you may have already heard that I have change roles yet again in Microsoft. It was only 11 months ago that I had moved to Microsoft Research to pursue... Read More >>

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Shedding Light on Our New Cloud Farms

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Business Impact, Data Centers, Efficiency and Sustainability
It’s an exciting time for Microsoft’s datacenter program. In addition to operating one of the largest global datacenter footprints in the industry, we have been super busy working... Read More >>

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Holistic Approach to Energy Efficient Datacenters

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Business Impact, Data Centers, Efficiency and Sustainability, Road Map
A little over three years ago, I joined Microsoft to lead the hardware engineering team that helped decide which servers Microsoft would purchase to run its... Read More >>

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Chicago Datacenter Wins Green Enterprise IT Award from Uptime Institute

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Awards, Business Impact, Data Centers, Efficiency and Sustainability
Today, Microsoft won a prestigious Green Enterprise IT Award from the Uptime Institute for the bold IT initiatives we utilized in our recently opened datacenter in Chicago. The facility integrates new design solutions which have led to greater efficiencies... Read More >>

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