Achievement Unlocked – Fuel Cell-Powered Computing

Last month we told you about a new idea to eliminate electrical distribution in the datacenter and improve uptime at the rack. Sounds great in principal but can you get it to actually work? I am happy to announce the successful demonstration of the concept at the National Fuel Cell Research Center at UC Irvine. We successfully demonstrated a rack of servers powered directly off the direct current (DC) output of the fuel cell stack, essentially stripping out most of the infrastructure found in the traditional data center energy supply chain. The result is a very efficient system with a radically simplified supply chain and fewer points of potential failure. Read More >>

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Microsoft Announces New Investment to Power a Greener Cloud

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Business Impact, Data Centers, Efficiency and Sustainability, Road Map
As Microsoft continues to experience increasing customer global demand for our cloud and online services like Bing, MSN, Office 365, Xbox Live, SkyDrive, Skype, and the Windows Azure platform, we are also thoughtfully planning for sustainably growing what is already one of the world’s largest cloud infrastructures. 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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