Microsoft contributes cloud server designs to the Open Compute Project

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The following post is from Bill Laing, Corporate Vice President, Cloud & Enterprise, Microsoft. On Tuesday, I will deliver a keynote address to 3,000 attendees at the Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit in San Jose, Calif. where I will announce that Microsoft is joining the OCP, a community focused on engineering the most efficient hardware for cloud and high-scale computing via open collaboration. I will also announce that we are contributing to the OCP what we call the Microsoft cloud server specification: the designs for the most advanced server hardware in Microsoft datacenters delivering global cloud services like Windows Azure, Office 365, Bing and others. We are excited to participate in the OCP community and share our cloud innovation with the industry in order to foster more efficient datacenters and the adoption of cloud computing. Read More >>

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Learn how Microsoft Manages its Cloud-Scale Infrastructure at Datacenter Dynamics Converged Seattle

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Whether you manage an IT environment or have considered a move to cloud services, do not miss the opportunity to hear from two of Microsoft’s top data center experts at the upcoming Datacenter Dynamics Converged Seattle conference on September 12. In separate keynotes, Microsoft Data Center Services team General Managers Christian Belady and Gregg McKnight will discuss the company’s global cloud-scale infrastructure evolution, share best practices, and answer questions about the company’s cloud management strategies. Read More >>

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Cloud services you can trust: Office 365 availability

"Your complete office in the cloud" is how we think of Microsoft Office 365. While it gives us enormous pride that one billion people use Office, we deeply appreciate the responsibility we have to meet and exceed our customers' expectations every day. We recognize that productivity apps are mission critical; using them is how work gets done. It is imperative for us to ensure our service is trustworthy and reliable while we continue to add new capabilities to Office 365. Our measure for this is service availability. Read More >>

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EPA migrates to the Microsoft Cloud

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Data Centers, Efficiency and Sustainability, Security and Compliance
Microsoft Office 365 to improve EPA’s access to communications and mobility tools. Today Lockheed Martin joined Microsoft in announcing receipt of a $9.8 million contract to migrate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to Microsoft Office 365 for Government, our new multi-tenant service that stores U.S. government data in a segregated community cloud and includes e-mail, calendars, scheduling and collaboration tools for internal and external use. Read More >>

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Making Carbon Neutrality Everyone’s Responsibility at Microsoft

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Data Centers, Efficiency and Sustainability
Yesterday, Microsoft announced a significant step to reduce our environmental footprint by committing to achieve carbon neutrality by 2012. As the team that operates our cloud infrastructure, Global Foundation Services (GFS) will be instrumental in achieving this goal. Read More >>

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