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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.
DatacenterDynamics 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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