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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10 Earth-Friendly Facts about Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure

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Earth Day is Monday, April 22, providing a moment to reflect on the daily work we are doing to drive greater environmental sustainability at Microsoft and for our customers, partners, and the industry. While Earth Day is only a single day, sustainability is a year-round effort for my Data Center Advanced Development team, as well as our extended teams from Global Foundation Services, Environmental Sustainability, Microsoft Research, and all our cloud services groups. Read More >>

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How Microsoft Operates One of the World’s Largest Cloud Infrastructures

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Business Impact, Efficiency and Sustainability, Reliability
Microsoft has delivered online services since 1994 with the launch of MSN. Today, our engineering and operations teams build, manage and secure a$15 billion cloud-scale infrastructure that powers over 200 services for consumers and businesses 24x7x365 via globally distributed data centers, networks, and security mechanisms, software applications and tools. Our cloud supports more than 1 billion customers and 20 million businesses in 76 markets. With an annual investment of $9.5 billion in research and development, we are enabled to continue to accelerate the innovations in our operational processes to maximize reliability, performance, and efficiency as our capacity grows. Read More >>

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