Microsoft’s David Gauthier Shares Data Center Design Strategies at Datacenter Dynamics Converged

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Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure has undergone a major cloud-scale transformation in recent years and David Gauthier has been a driving force behind some of its key changes. In his over 13 years at Microsoft through a variety of technical, program and project management roles, Gauthier has helped design and construct more than a dozen Microsoft data centers including Quincy, Washington, San Antonio, Chicago, Dublin and Boydton, Virginia facilities. On Friday, July 12, Gauthier will talk about this journey with fellow data center operators in a keynote and panel discussion at Datacenter Dynamics Converged: San Francisco (Marriott Marquis). Read More >>

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Microsoft’s Infrastructure Networking Expert Vijay Gill at GigaOm Structure this month

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Microsoft General Manager of engineering, Vijay Gill, will join a panel discussion at GigaOm Structure on June 20th in San Francisco to discuss the evolution of Microsoft’s network infrastructure. Gill leads the Internet network teams for Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services (GFS) that supports the underlying infrastructure for over 200 Microsoft online services for consumers and businesses worldwide. Read More >>

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Microsoft’s Christian Belady Speaking at Uptime Symposium on the Cloud’s Impact on Data Centers

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Microsoft’s General Manager of Data Center Services Christian Belady will present on Wednesday, May 15 at the Uptime Symposium in Santa Clara, Calif., discussing the company’s cloud infrastructure strategy and how the latest technology trends are influencing to changes in our data centers. Read More >>

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Microsoft’s ITPAC – A Perfect Fit for Off-the-Grid Computing Capacity

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Last November we announced our zero carbon Data Plant R&D project in Cheyenne, Wyoming. For a quick refresher, we’re placing a small container data center we call an IT Pre-Assembled Component, or ITPAC, at a wastewater treatment facility in Cheyenne. A natural bi-product of a wastewater plant is methane gas, which is typically flared off because it’s uneconomical to recover and convert to grid energy. At our Data Plant, we view this methane gas as an opportunity to provide a reliable power source to power a data center, and we decided to launch this project to test the concept and the capabilities. Read More >>

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How Microsoft Secures its Cloud-Scale Data Centers and Infrastructure

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Security and Compliance
Microsoft is committed to giving customers the information they need to have confidence in us as a cloud provider. Today, we continue to share our best practices and key learnings to be as open and transparent as possible, and contribute to industry and community efforts to increase trust in the cloud. While there is complexity in the cloud and in some of the security techniques necessary to protect cloud services, explanations should be clear. Read More >>

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