Microsoft Datacenters Blog

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SMARTer 2020 Study Offers Further Support for Global Carbon Reductions Potential of the IT Industry

Brian Janous, Utility ArchitectData Center Advanced Development Our colleagues on Microsoft's...

Author: Microsoft Global Datacenters Date: 12/14/2012

Microsoft Recycles Waste to Provide Clean Power for Data Center R&D

Sean James, Senior Research Program ManagerGlobal Foundation Services Microsoft is excited to...

Author: Microsoft Global Datacenters Date: 11/19/2012

EPA migrates to the Microsoft Cloud

Brian Janous, Utility ArchitectData Center Advanced Development Today Lockheed Martin joined...

Author: Microsoft Global Datacenters Date: 10/31/2012

Microsoft Delivers Cloud Security Readiness Tool

Mark Estberg, Senior DirectorOnline Services Security & Compliance Microsoft's Trustworthy...

Author: Microsoft Global Datacenters Date: 10/09/2012

Microsoft Receives EPA’s Green Power Leadership Award

Brian Janous, Utility ArchitectData Center Advanced Development Microsoft has again been honored by...

Author: Microsoft Global Datacenters Date: 10/07/2012

Cloud Computing Creates Opportunities for Greater Efficiency!

Brian Janous, Utility ArchitectData Center Advanced Development The New York Times has launched a...

Author: msdcblog Date: 09/24/2012

Microsoft’s Energy and Efficiency Evolution to Power the Cloud

Brian Janous, Utility ArchitectData Center Advanced Development From search engines like Bing and...

Author: msdcblog Date: 09/12/2012

Microsoft’s Top 10 Business Practices for Environmentally Sustainable Data Centers

Dileep Bhandarkar Ph.D., Distinguished EngineerGlobal Foundation Services Microsoft recognizes the...

Author: msdcblog Date: 08/09/2012

Harmonizing Cloud Security Requirements to Enable Cloud Adoption

Mark Estberg, Senior DirectorOnline Services Security & Compliance Microsoft's Global...

Author: msdcblog Date: 06/22/2012

Every Watt Matters!

Dileep Bhandarkar Ph.D., Distinguished EngineerGlobal Foundation Services Data center operators are...

Author: msdcblog Date: 06/21/2012

Microsoft Achieves SOC 2 Type II and SOC 3 for Cloud and Online Services Infrastructure

Mark Estberg, Senior DirectorOnline Services Security & Compliance Global Foundation Services...

Author: msdcblog Date: 06/20/2012

Microsoft Cloud Fundamentals Video Series Available on Data Center Security

By Mark Estberg, Senior Director, Online Services Security & Compliance Customers need to know...

Author: msdcblog Date: 05/25/2012

Visit our New Blog and Web Site now hosted on Windows Azure!

We are pleased to announce our web site and blog are now located on one site that is hosted on our...

Author: msdcblog Date: 05/17/2012

Making Carbon Neutrality Everyone’s Responsibility at Microsoft

Yesterday, Microsoft announced a significant step to reduce our environmental footprint by...

Author: msdcblog Date: 05/09/2012

Microsoft Recognized by EPA as Leading Green Power Purchaser

This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a list of the Top 50 Green Power...

Author: msdcblog Date: 04/27/2012

Thinking Off the Grid: Independence for today’s Data Centers via Data Plants?

By Christian Belady, General Manager of Data Center Services Question. Why do data centers need to...

Author: msdcblog Date: 04/18/2012

Operational Excellence is Essential for a Reliable Cloud Infrastructure

Attributed to: Christian Belady, General Manager of Data Center Services & Vijay Gill, Senior...

Author: msdcblog Date: 04/16/2012

Microsoft’s Dublin Data Center Grows with Enhanced Efficiency and Sustainability

By Dileep Bhandarkar, Ph. D, Distinguished Engineer Global Foundation Services, Microsoft Last week,...

Author: msdcblog Date: 03/05/2012

Computerworld names Microsoft one of Top Green IT organizations

Cross posted from the Software Enabled Earth blog Today IDG’s Computerworld named Microsoft as...

Author: msdcblog Date: 10/24/2011

Microsoft’s Data Center Takes Fresh Approach On Water Reuse

Today we are transferring our $ multi-million water treatment plant to city of Quincy, WA By:...

Author: msdcblog Date: 10/13/2011

Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Blog Site Launches Today

Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing team just launched their new blog site, where you can find...

Author: msdcblog Date: 09/15/2011

Microsoft Shares Video Tour of its Cloud Datacenters

By Dileep Bhandarkar, Ph. D.Distinguished Engineer Global Foundation Services, Microsoft Today our...

Author: msdcblog Date: 07/25/2011

The Cloud Infrastructure Journey - From Containers to Modularity, Long Live Containment!

By Dileep Bhandarkar, Ph.D.Distinguished Engineer Global Foundation Services, Microsoft In late 2007...

Author: msdcblog Date: 07/20/2011

The Disappearing Datacenter….

By Christian BeladyGeneral Manager of Datacenter Advanced Development Sustainability is an...

Author: msdcblog Date: 07/20/2011

How Big is the Datacenter Construction Business?

By Christian BeladyGeneral Manager, Data Center Research, Global Foundation Services As the demand...

Author: msdcblog Date: 03/14/2011

Offering Support to Help Victims of the Japanese Earthquake

By Charlie McNerney, GM, Business Management, GFS On Friday, March 11th, 2011, a magnitude 8.9...

Author: msdcblog Date: 03/11/2011

Microsoft’s Cloud Gets Even Greener in Ireland

By Kevin Timmons, General Manager of Datacenter Services I’m pleased to announce that we are...

Author: msdcblog Date: 02/22/2011

Datacenter Efficiency

Datacenter EfficiencyBy Dileep Bhandarkar, Ph.D. Distinguished Engineer Global Foundation Services,...

Author: msdcblog Date: 02/01/2011

The Gravitational Pull Was Too Strong

By Christian BeladyGeneral Manager, Data Center Research, Global Foundation Services Many of you may...

Author: msdcblog Date: 01/27/2011

Shedding Light on Our New Cloud Farms

By Kevin Timmons, General Manager of Datacenter Services It’s an exciting time for...

Author: msdcblog Date: 01/04/2011

Holistic Approach to Energy Efficient Datacenters

By Dileep Bhandarkar, Ph. D. Distinguished EngineerGlobal Foundation Services, Microsoft A little...

Author: msdcblog Date: 08/02/2010

Dublin Datacenter Recognized by Industry as the Best European Enterprise Datacenter Facility

Last week, at the 6th Data Centres Europe 2010 Conference, our Dublin datacenter received a...

Author: msdcblog Date: 07/11/2010

Chicago Datacenter Wins Green Enterprise IT Award from Uptime Institute

Today, Microsoft won a prestigious Green Enterprise IT Award from the Uptime Institute for the bold...

Author: msdcblog Date: 05/18/2010

Celebrating Earth Day from the Emerald Isle

By John Dwyer – International Datacentre Manager The 40th anniversary of Earth Day is a very...

Author: msdcblog Date: 04/20/2010

One Small Step for Microsoft’s Cloud, Another Big Step for Sustainability

By Kevin Timmons General Manager of Datacenter Services The datacenter industry is at an inflection...

Author: msdcblog Date: 03/23/2010

Apples Don’t Fall Far from the Tree

By Christian Belady Director of Hardware Architecture, Microsoft Research Some folks have already...

Author: msdcblog Date: 03/03/2010

A peek behind the scenes at Hotmail

For an interesting discussion on Windows Live Hotmail and the importance of operating and...

Author: msdcblog Date: 01/06/2010

Microsoft Receives Leaders Award for Innovation in the Mega Data Centre

by Kevin Timmons, General Manager of Datacenter Services Global Foundation Services, Microsoft...

Author: msdcblog Date: 12/18/2009

Rightsizing Servers to Achieve Cost and Power Savings in the Datacenter

By Dileep Bhandarkar, Ph. D. Distinguished Engineer Global Foundation Services, Microsoft I speak...

Author: msdcblog Date: 12/15/2009

The Polarization of the Data Center Industry (at least for now): Part 2 of 2

The Inflection Point for Efficiency in the Data Center By Christian Belady, Principal Infrastructure...

Author: msdcblog Date: 12/07/2009

The Polarization of the Data Center Industry (at least for now): Part 1 of 2

By Christian Belady, Principal Infrastructure Architect Global Foundation Services, Microsoft...

Author: msdcblog Date: 12/07/2009

Presenting our Datacentre Strategy at Tech-Ed EMEA

Just a short post to let you know that I’ll be in Berlin for Tech-Ed EMEA from November 9 - 13 and I...

Author: msdcblog Date: 11/04/2009

Rolling out the Green Carpet for Dublin’s Neighbors

A few weeks back we had the privilege of hosting a data centre visit and tour for the residential...

Author: msdcblog Date: 10/26/2009

Microsoft Celebrates Chicago Data Center Grand Opening

Containers Increase IT Efficiency of Microsoft’s Cloud Computing Infrastructure Microsoft’s cloud...

Author: msdcblog Date: 09/28/2009

Dublin Data Center Celebrates Grand Opening

Environmental advances and expanded international computing delivered This is a big week for...

Author: msdcblog Date: 09/23/2009

Change is Driven by Competition and Constraints

I recently participated in a Podcast for InsideHPC.com with a discussion on “the differences on...

Author: msdcblog Date: 07/21/2009

Microsoft Brings Two More Mega Data Centers Online in July

I am really excited that our team is now reaching another key milestone in data center innovations....

Author: msdcblog Date: 06/29/2009

Microsoft’s Infrastructure Services Team Welcomes Kevin Timmons

Building an organization around exceptional leaders with the deepest industry expertise is core to...

Author: msdcblog Date: 06/22/2009

How Microsoft is Securing the Cloud Infrastructure and Our Data Centers, Part 2

The release last week of our white paper on Securing Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure generated a...

Author: msdcblog Date: 06/08/2009

How Microsoft is Securing the Cloud Infrastructure and Our Data Centers

Companies considering moving their IT operations to the cloud are understandably concerned about...

Author: msdcblog Date: 05/28/2009

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