Microsoft’s Christian Belady receives Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award

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christian beladyChristian Belady, Microsoft's general manager of Data Center Services, received the Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award by DatacenterDynamics at their inaugural North American Awards ceremony in San Francisco last week. Belady was honored for his years of contributions to the data center community, including as a founding member of ASHRAE's TC9.9, an early architect of The Green Grid and the originator of the broadly-used power usage effectiveness (PUE) metric to measure energy efficiency of a data center. 

Belady currently leads the strategy and delivery of server and facility development for Microsoft's data center portfolio, and has been instrumental in the evolution of the company's data centers designs and operations. He also oversees the company's research and advanced development team responsible for delivering new technologies for broad scale adoption in Microsoft's data centers. Belady joined the company in 2007 and worked previously in Microsoft Research as director of Hardware Architecture in the Extreme Computing Group, where he managed the team that explored hardware opportunities related to the future of client plus cloud computing. He joins a distinguished group of industry veterans to have won this award including Don Beaty, Peter Gross, Roger Schmidt and Ken Brill.

071713-1DatacenterDynamics distributes awards in 15 categories and has programs in Europe, Greater China, Japan, Latin America and Brazil. The expert judging panel scored more than 80 entries in a two-part judging process.

To see all the award winners, visit the DatacenterDynamics North American awards page, here.  To learn more about Microsoft's data center strategy, watch this video with Christian.


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